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French 20 Francs Marianne In Stock

Tavex is pleased to present a European classic, the eminent French 20 franc Marianne gold coin, also ... read more
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1-9 265,47 €
251,71 €
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Introduction

Tavex is pleased to present a European classic, the eminent French 20 franc Marianne gold coin, also referred to as “French Marianne and Rooster coin”. With a rich history of more than 600 years, the 20 franc gold recalls France’s former eminence as one of the great powers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Standardised and authorised by Napoleon Bonaparte himself, the 20 franc is France’s most treasured and sought-after gold coin. Displaying perfect uniformity and accuracy for over one century, the French 20 francs facilitated world trade and became the basis for Europe’s first monetary union. With more than 500 million pieces minted since the 1800s, they are today one of the most liquid and widely recognised classic gold coins available on the European bullion market.

Beautifully designed and representing a charming and glamorous aspect of French culture, the 20 franc Marianne gold coin comes in an affordable weight, making it appropriate as a collector’s item, a gift, or a tangible gold investment.

Why Buy

  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins are distinguished French coins. The 20 franc gold piece is France’s most famous coin and likewise one of the most best -known gold coins in Europe.
  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins are money. They are exempt from Value Added Tax, and as such are exchangeable throughout Europe by bullion dealers and investors alike.
  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins are liquid.  With more than 500 million pieces minted since the 1800s, French 20 franc gold coins have strong liquidity and a guaranteed market. 
  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins were the foundation of Europe’s first monetary union. The French 20 gold franc was the basis for the Latin Monetary Union, Europe’s first major currency union.
  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes French 20 franc Marianne gold coins serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.
  • 20 franc Marianne gold coins are the equivalent of savings. French 20 franc gold coins are an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical  gold coins.

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  • Product value (1pc)
    265,47 €
  • Buyback price
    251,71 €
  • Your risk now
    13,76 €

Fact: gold price in EUR has risen +25.59% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 858,16 EUR/1oz and the highest 1 386,70 EUR/1oz. Current world market price is 1 350,49 EUR/1oz

History

 

Marianne depicted on the French 20 franc gold coin

When the 20 franc Marianne coins were introduced in 1898, they continued in the footsteps of the monetary tradition of the French Republic where circulating gold francs, instead of depicting the effigy of a king or emperor, portrayed French symbols of victory, liberty, justice. The most famous and pronounced French emblems that represent these principles are the rooster and Marianne.

The rooster which is shown on the reverse side of the 20 franc gold coin is a French Christian symbol associated with victory. The rooster’s crowing to the sunrise is considered to be the daily victory of light over darkness and evil. The rooster had become an important symbol during the French Renaissance period, in which the Catholic Church played a decisive role in France’s state affairs. Today, the rooster is the unofficial symbol of France and is most often used as a national mascot at sports events. 

The effigy of Marianne which is portrayed on the obverse of the 20 franc gold coin is a combination of the allegorical personifications of liberty and justice. Painted for the first time in 1775 by a young French painter, Marianne gained popularity in the aftermath of the French Revolution when the newly elected assembly needed a fresh symbol to represent the First French Republic. The effigy of a young Marianne was chosen, representing a young but determined new Republic. Marianne is today France’s national symbol, portrayed on French euro coins, stamps, and official government logos. She is a staunch Republican emblem associated with the triumph of freedom against absolute rule.

 
Face value
20 francs
Diameter
21
Fineness
900
Gold weight in grams
5.80644
Product weight in grams
6.4516
Gold weight in troy ounces
0.18668
Manufacturer
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Country of origin
France

Obverse

The obverse portrays the motif of Marianne, the French national symbol of liberty, carrying a wreath made of oak leaves. Surrounding Marianne is the text “REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE”. Below Marianne’s chin is the signature of the master engraver “J.C. CHAPLAIN”.

Reverse

The reverse pictures a standing rooster in grass. Surrounding the rooster is the text “LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE”, which translates as “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. Either side of the rooster’s shanks is the denomination of “20 Fcs” and below is the year of mintage.

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