The New York Bank Hoard. Random Date France 20 Franc Gold Rooster Type Coin. Struck between 1899 and 1915, it##x2019;s one of the most beautiful gold coins ever minted.France##x2019;s version of Liberty on one side wearing a crown of oak leaves and the famous French crowing rooster on the other topped by the French motto: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Now you can order these beautiful and desirable vintage gold coins here. This listing is for random dates of our choice, specific dates cannot be requested. This Rooster was associated with Kings and Queens.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, numerous European countries issued coins of similar size and gold content to the French Gold Rooster. These Gold Roosters consorted with Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Leopold II of Belgium among others.
They were all the gold coins of commerce across the face of Europe. The minting of the gold Rooster ceased with the start of World War I. Over the years of the war, many millions of French Gold Roosters were melted to pay for arms.By the time the war ended, the French Gold Rooster had virtually disappeared from the pockets of the French. The melting of millions of these legal tender 20 Franc French Gold Roosters continued during the last century. It has caused the availability of this desirable classic European gold coin to diminish with each passing year. It##x2019;s amazing that any have survived. Each is struck in 90% gold and contains.
1867 ounces of pure gold. There's something about gold that has always fascinated and attracted us. Some of the earliest burials found that contained artifacts had gold jewelry in them. The crushing cost of World War I dealt gold coins like these French Roosters a near fatal blow, and the Great Depression of the 1930s was their coup de grace. We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete.Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be'black' when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as'colorized' in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos.
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However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Beyond the 30-day return period, Company is under no obligation to accept return of any product, but may in its discretion do so pursuant to this policy, for up to one year from the invoice date. ModernCoinMart (MCM) was launched in 2004 and quickly set the standards for online sales of bullion, US coins and world coins. Join over 100,000 loyal customers and feel confident purchasing from a company that's spent a decade building a solid and stellar reputation trusted and recognized around the world.That's the MCM way. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The item "Random Date 1899-1915 French Gold 20 Francs Rooster Coin. 1867 Oz (AGW) SKU29057" is in sale since Monday, October 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "mcm" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.