1879 French 20 Francs Angel (Genius) Gold Coin.

The french 1879 gold coin is an investment gold coin exempt from VAT, according to the criteria set by the European union directive 2006/112/EC and a coin daily quoted in France by Cpor at a price close to the spot price of gold. Fineness is 900 ‰ and contains 5.80 grams of pure gold. It is a common coin (almost 1.000.000 gold Angel coins minted in 1879) with 2 versions. The minimum value follows (in VG / VF) the normal price of the 20 francs gold coin.

  • 20 Francs 1879 barred anchor version (normal price)
  • 20 Francs 1879 no barred anchor (price + 20%)
The 20 francs gold "Angel" coin from 1879, a 5.80 gram Gold Coin.

France 20 Franc Gold Coin 1879 price.

French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1879 (Scrap value)365459332434
French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1879 ancre barrée (VF/XF40)389490354463
French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1879 ancre simple (VF/XF40)466.79999999999995588424.8555.6
Diameter (mm)Weight (gr)Thickness (mm)
21,20 mmGross weight: 6,45 Gr
Fine Gold: 5,80 Gr
1,25 mm
Edge and Orientation.Millesimal fineness.Composition.
➣ Coin alignment ↑↓
Gold 900‰, 21.6 carats90% gold and 10% copper
Mint and MintmarkFinancial FeaturesYear and mintage.
Mintmark. A cornucopia for the Paris Mint (letter A) and an Anchor (two version) for Augustin Dupré; main engraver.
Mint: Paris Mint “Hôtel des Monnaies”, France.
Type: French Standard circulation coin.
Production Years: 1871-1898.
1879 with 1 037 522 coins minted.

By Alexandre Laurent

Alexandre Laurentl is working in the jewelry and investment gold since 2002. Alexandre graduated from The Normandy School of Business and from the University of Perpignan a Bachelor of economics in 1995.

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