French Gold Coins

The nation of France have produced a range of fine coins, even during the social and political strife of the French Revolution. Interestingly, many of the French mints, depending on who they supported, minted coins based on their allegiance and who was paying the bill!

Here at ATS we typically see gold coins spanning from the Napoleonic era to the early 20th century.

Coin Pure Gold Weight (t/oz) Fineness Weight (g) Years Minted
10 Francs

French 10 Gold Francs

0.0933 0.900 3.2258g

Republique Head 1850 - 1851

Napoleon III Bare Head 1854 - 1860

Napoleon III Laureate Head 1861 - 1869

Republique Head 1878 - 1899

Rooster (Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite) 1899 - 1914

20 Francs

French 20 Franc Gold Coin

0.1867 0.900 6.4516g

Napoleon Empereur ANXI*- 1807

Napoleon Laureate Head 1807 - 1815

Louis XVIII 1814 - 1824

Charles X 1825 - 1830

Louis Philippe I 1830 - 1846

Republique Angel 1848 - 1849

Republique Head 1849 - 1851

Napoleon III Bare Head 1852 - 1860

Napoleon III Laureate Head 1861 - 1870

Republique Angel 1871 - 1906

Rooster (Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite) 1906 - 1914**

* ANXI indicated the 11th year after the French Revolution

**1907 - 1914 have been officially restruck.

50 Francs 0.4667 0.900 16.1290g

Napoleon II Bare Head 1855 - 1860

Napoleon III Laureate Head 1862 - 1868

Republique Angel 1878 - 1904