20 Francs France Gold Coin - Lucky Angel 1877 AU .1867oz

20 Francs France Gold Coin - Lucky Angel 1877 AU .1867oz

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Name20 Francs France Gold Coin - Lucky Angel 1877 AU .1867oz
Weight0.186700 troy oz
Metal TypeGold

Throughout the course of history, countless designs have been featured on French francs. They have borne the portraits of early French presidents, emperors, and kings. A "Guardian Angel" design took over in the 19th century, however, as the primary coin design.

Highlights of this coin include the following:
• Originally created/designed by Augustine Dupree in 1792.
• Backed by the government of France, bears a face value of 20 francs.
• Contains .1867 troy ounce of actual gold.
• Struck between 1871 and 1898.

A wreath and legend inscription are featured on the reverse side of this coin. Known as "Genius", the design of the Guardian Angel is on this coin’s obverse side.

A fantastical story is the base for the choice of an angel on this coin. A bolt of lightning saved a man about to face his doom at the guillotine. He later attributed the saving of his life to a coin he carried in his pocket – not surprisingly, it had an angel on it.

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