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French 20 Francs Ceres Gold Coin

Tavex is pleased to present a European classic, the eminent French 20 franc Ceres gold coin. With ... read more
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Tavex is pleased to present a European classic, the eminent French 20 franc Ceres gold coin. With a rich history of more than 600 years, the 20 franc gold coin 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 one of French most treasured and sought-after gold coin. Displaying perfect uniformity and accuracy for over a 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 historical gold coins available on the European bullion market.

Beautifully designed and representing a charming and glamorous aspect of French culture, the 20 franc Ceres 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 Ceres gold coins are distinguished French coins. The 20 franc gold piece is one of France’s most famous coins and likewise one of the best-known gold coins in Europe.
  • 20 franc Ceres 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 Ceres 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 Ceres gold coins were the foundation of Europe’s first monetary union. The French 20 franc gold coin was the basis for the Latin Monetary Union, Europe’s first major currency union.
  • 20 franc Ceres gold coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes French 20 franc Ceres gold coins serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.
  • 20 franc Ceres 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.

Buying gold items means low risks and maintaining wealth

Gold's value has grown over the years making it good to maintain or grow wealth.

  • Product value (1pc)
    319,85 €
  • Buyback price
    285,28 €
  • Your risk now
    34,57 €

Fact: gold price in EUR has risen 20.27% in the last 8 years. The lowest price was 858,16 EUR/oz and the highest 1 748,86 EUR/oz. Current world market price is 1 526,64 EUR/oz




Ceres depicted on the French 20 franc gold coin

France in the 19th century was often troubled by domestic political instability. In 1848 she went through the February Revolution which led to the overthrow of the ruling King Louis Philippe, and Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew and heir of Napoleon I, was elected as president of the new French Republic. The new French Ceres 20 franc gold coin was introduced during Louis Bonaparte’s second year in power and was subsequently minted until 1851. Surprisingly, the new gold franc coin did not picture an effigy of the ruler himself, which had been the case with the previous 20 franc gold coins, but rather depicted the motif of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. The French 20 franc Ceres gold coin was predominately struck at the Paris Mint.

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20 franc


The obverse portrays the motif of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. Surrounding the motif is the text “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE”. Above the motif is a six-sided star, and to the left of the motif is the hand of Justice, or fasces lictoriae, and to the right is a laurel branch. Under the motif is the signature of the master engraver “L.MERLEY.F”.


The reverse contains the denomination of 20 FRANCS surrounded by a laurel and the text “LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE”, which translated as “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”. Under the laurel are the mark of the mint and the year of issue.


Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

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The package is fully insured, and in the extremely unlikely case that the package is lost or damaged, we will re-ship the items or refund your money.


The products are encased in protective wrapping and placed in a discreet, unbranded padded package.

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