French Francs

Getting to Know French Francs

French Francs represent a significant chapter in numismatic history. These coins serve as both an investment opportunity and a tangible link to France's past. These coins, struck at different times throughout France's past, give investors an opportunity to expand their investment mix while owning a slice of European history.

French Francs hold investment appeal due to their gold composition and rich historical value. Factors influencing their prices include rarity, condition, and the current gold market. Many investors incorporate these coins into their portfolios to balance modern bullion holdings with vintage numismatic pieces.

French Francs Producers

French Francs are mainly minted by the Monnaie de Paris, the country's official coin producer. Established back in 864, this historic institution is among the oldest mints still operating in the world. Throughout its history, the Monnaie de Paris has captured pivotal moments in French culture through its coinage.

Although French Francs are usually associated with coins, certain investors also include gold bars in this classification. However, historically significant French gold coins remain the focus for most collectors and investors in this space.

Featured French Francs Products

Pure offers a range of French Francs gold coins, each with its own historical context:

  1. French 20 Franc Rooster (1899-1914) - Features the Gallic Rooster, a symbol of French national pride.

  2. French 20 Francs Lucky Angel (1871-1898) - Depicts the Guardian Angel of France, said to bring luck to its holder.

  3. French 20 Francs Ceres (1849-1851) - Features Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, symbolizing the dawn of the French Second Republic.

  4. French 20 Francs Napoleon I (1807-1815) - Features the portrait of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte from his time on the throne.

  5. French 20 Francs Napoleon III (1852-1870) - Showcases Napoleon III, symbolizing the era of the Second French Empire.

These coins contain 0.1867 troy ounces of gold at 90% purity. These architectural marvels showcase various periods of French rule, spanning republics and empires, appealing to savvy investors and history buffs alike.

For those seeking larger denominations, Pure also offers options like the French 100 Francs Napoleon III Gold Coin (1852-1870), containing 0.9335 troy ounces of gold.

Explore our Vintage World Gold category to discover more French Francs and other historical gold coins from around the globe.

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