One could argue that Napoleon III had the ambition and drive of his uncle (the famous Napoleon I), but lacked the same level of military and leadership skill. Nonetheless, the French ruler projected an image of power on this country##x2019;s coinage. The 20 Franc proudly declared Napoleon III as the emperor.
Even though France as a nation had its ups and downs in the mid-late 19th century, its 20 Franc gold pieces became one of the world##x2019;s most popular coins. To this day, it remains a trusted and low-premium means of owning gold. 20 Franc Gold Angel The obverse of each Gold Angel is a recreation of Augustin Dupr##xE9;##x2019;s original design, which first appeared on the 1 Louis D'Or gold coin in 1792. Dupr##xE9; was France##x2019;s fourteenth Engraver General of Currency, holding his post during the French Revolution.
According to legend, Dupr##xE9; narrowly escaped the guillotine, thanks to the Gold Angel he carried in his pocket (and used to bribe a guard). Beginning with that pivotal moment in history, the French coin came to be known as the Lucky Gold Angel ##x2014; a talisman even carried by Napoleon Bonaparte, until he lost it the evening before his devastating defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.20 Franc Gold Rooster The obverse of each Gold Rooster features the beautiful head of France##x2019;s Third Republic, established after Napoleon III##x2019;s catastrophic defeat in the War of 1870. The republic remained in place until 1940, when it collapsed at the hands of the Second World War. The obverse is also inscribed with the words REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE. The reverse of each 20 Franc Gold Rooster features a proud and fully-plumed cockerel, which has evolved to symbolize the fighting spirit of the French Revolution. Each coin is inscribed with the words 20 FCS and LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, which means Freedom, Equality and Fraternity, sentiments popularized during the coup d'##xE9;tat against Louis XVI. Yet after more than 600 illustrious years of circulation, France abandoned the franc in 2002, officially adopting the Euro. The Paris Mint (or Monnaie de Paris) was established in 864, making it the oldest institution in France. The franc##x2014;France##x2019;s official form of currency for centuries##x2014;has enjoyed a grand, though often turbulent history, since its 1360 inception. At Provident, our primary goal is to make it simple and safe to invest in precious metals. We sell only genuine bullion products sourced directly from the mints that produce them, such as the US Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, and more.
In addition, our inventory holds a unique mix of products that you can only find at Provident. Additionally, our team is committed to offering exceptional customer service at every step of the investing process. You can rest easy knowing that you will get exactly what you ordered each and every time. All packages are fully insured during transit.Will I receive the exact item pictured? All photos are stock and are meant to represent the type and quality of item you will receive. Spot price is the market value of precious metals at a given point in time. Nearly all products in our store are priced at a premium or discount to the spot price. As spot price moves up and down throughout the day, so will the price of the product.
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That said, it does happen, but we will make it right. We always do our best to do right by our customers. How long will my order take to get to me?This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item "4 Pc 20 Franc Gold Coin Type Set (Nap Bare Head, Nap Laureate, Angel & Rooster)" is in sale since Wednesday, June 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\France". The seller is "providentmetals" and is located in Addison, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.