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Popular French gold coins available for purchase

Release Date: 
Monday, October 11, 2010

One of the more popular European gold coins, the French "Rooster," is available for purchase. The coin’s design reflects France's rich heritage.

The obverse or front of the French 20 Francs Rooster features the head of the Third Republic which was established after Napoleon III was defeated in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.

The reverse features a vibrant rooster – the country's national symbol - with engravings of the French words 'LIBERTE' for freedom, 'EGALITE' for equality and 'FRATERNITE' for fraternity, words popularized during the French Revolution against Louis XVI.

Originally produced between 1898 and 1914, the coins' diameter measures 21 millimeters. Coins dated 1898 are especially rare and coins dated from 1907 through 1914 were first re-struck at the Paris mint in 1921 and again from 1851 through 1960. Each coin contains slightly less than one-fifth of an ounce of gold (0.1867 troy oz.).

You can learn more about these coins and how to add physical gold to your portfolio by calling Goldline at 1-800-963-9798.   

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