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20 Francs Gold Coin Random Year/Country, VG+

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1-9 $456.20 $460.95 $475.21
10-19 $455.20 $459.94 $474.17
20-49 $454.20 $458.93 $473.12
50+ $453.20 $457.92 $472.08
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One of the most popular coins of the 19th and early 20th centuries was the Franc Gold Coin. Though it was based on the French Franc and the so-called Napoleon Franc gold coins, the 20 Franc denomination was actually produced by various members of the Latin Monetary Union on the European continent using 90% gold content. Provident Metals now offers you the opportunity to purchase 20 Francs Gold Coins from Random Years with a Very Good-plus condition.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic flip!
  • Date marks as early as 1897!
  • Contains .1867 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of 20 Francs.
  • Obverse features the bust of a national leader or national symbol.
  • Reverse includes the legend with face values and date marks.
  • Please note you could receive several coins with the same designs and date marks when buying multiples.

20 Francs Gold Coins are based on the French Franc introduced in gold in 1795. The first major 20 Francs Gold issued came during the reign of Napoleon as the Emperor of France. The Franc gold denomination was available in 10, 20, 40, and 100 Franc values, with these 20 Francs the most popular alongside the 40 Francs. Used as the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union (LMU) of European nations from 1865 to World War I, the 20 Francs unified several national currencies under a common monetary standard. France, Belgium, Italy, and Switzerland formed the LMU and were later joined by nations like Greece, Spain, and Romania.


Each of these 20 Francs Gold Coins has a distinctive design based on the mint and nation that produced the coin. Among the popular designs are the French 20 Francs Gold coin with President-turned-Emperor Napoleon III. His right-profile portrait appeared on 20 Francs Gold Coins for nearly three decades. Alternatively, you could receive the Swiss Helvetia 20 Francs Gold coin with a left-profile portrait of Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland.


Again, the reverse of 20 Francs Gold Coins offers designs chosen by the issuing mint and nation backing the coin. For example, Helvetia 20 Francs Swiss Gold Coins have the Swiss heraldic shield with a field of vertical lines and a single cross. French 20 Francs Gold Coins have the shield of the French Empire.


20 Francs Gold coins fell out of production and circulation on the European continent during and after World War I. Some, such as the Swiss Helvetia 20 Francs Gold Coin were restruck briefly in the 1940s.


When you purchase a 20 Francs Gold Coin in this listing, each one is in VG+ condition. A Very Good-plus coin appears with signs of wear and tear, but you will find that most of the design elements and luster still appear visually brilliant. Each coin arrives in a protective plastic flip. If you buy more than one, please note you could receive several matching designs and date marks. All coins are chosen at random once your payment is processed.

We encourage Provident Metals customers to call us with questions at 800-313-3315. You can also contact us online through our live chat and email address.

How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

When will my order ship?

Most Provident orders are shipped within one (1) business day of your payment clearing. Payments made via PayPal clear instantly. Bitcoin payments clear instantly once the transaction is confirmed. Credit Card and bank wire payments process within 1 business day. ACH and paper check payments take 3-5 business days. Once payments are processed, products are released to fulfillment for packaging and shipping.

Can I choose the method of shipping?

All orders of $199 or more that are eligible for free shipping are, by default, shipped via a carrier of our choice (USPS or UPS). Depending on the contents and size of your purchase, you may be able to upgrade to a specific carrier during checkout.

Will I need to sign for my package?

For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

Provident is only able to ship to addresses in any of the 50 US states. This includes P.O. boxes and APO addresses.

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Product Details

Year Random Year/Country
Mint Mark Not Shown
Producer Random
Condition Very Good or Better
Denomination 20 Francs
Country France
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Franc Gold Coins
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flips
Metal Content .1867 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Metals Purity .900
Packaging Dimensions .8 x .8 x .06
Provident ID 2571650