20 Francs French Napoleon III Gold Coin

For over two centuries, French mints have issued the 20 Francs French Napoleon III Gold Coin, colloquially referred to as “Napoleons,”

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For over two centuries, French mints have issued the 20 Francs French Napoleon III Gold Coin, colloquially referred to as “Napoleons,” a term commonly associated with the gold coins minted during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. Private Bullion now offers these historic coins online, featuring the image of Napoleon III on the obverse.

Key Features:

  • Securely packaged in protective plastic.
  • Was minted from 1853 to 1870.
  • Contains .1867 Troy oz of gold.
  • Issued with a face value of 20 Francs by the French government.
  • The obverse features the busts of Napoleon III, crafted by Jean Jacques Barre.
  • Two distinct reverse designs: one displaying the face value encircled by a wreath, and the other showcasing the French coat of arms.

The 20 Francs French Napoleon III Gold Coin featuring the likeness of Napoleon III were first introduced in 1852. Born Charles-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, he made history as the first French leader elected by popular vote during the 1848 French Republic. Initially holding the title of president, he later orchestrated a coup d’état, ending the republic and inaugurating his rule as Emperor Napoleon III of the French Empire from 1852 to 1870.

On the obverse, these coins bear a right-profile bust of Napoleon, intricately designed by Jean Jacques Barre. The portrait may depict Napoleon III with either a bare head or a wreath crown, variations used at different points during his reign.

The reverse side offers two possible designs. Many coins feature a wreath encircling the face value of “20 Francs,” along with the year of issue. 

All 20 Francs French Napoleon III Gold Coin offered by Private Bullion are in circulated condition, exhibiting typical signs of wear and tear from prior circulation or use. Despite this, they generally lack significant flaws or damage, ensuring a remarkable addition to any collection. Secure your piece of history today with these 20 Francs Gold Coins from Private Bullion.






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