The french 1896 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.
- Coin with Fasce Mintmark. It is a very common coin (almost 6.000.000 gold Angel coins minted in 1896) without numismatic interest, the minimum value follows (in VG / VF) the normal price of the 20 francs gold coin.
- Coin with Torch Mintmark: Quite scarce; number unknown; price is 40% superior.
France 20 Franc Gold Coin 1896 price.
|French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 (Scrap value)||365||459||332||434|
|French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 (VF/XF40)||389||490||354||463|
|French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 Torch||778||980||708||926|
|Diameter (mm)||Weight (gr)||Thickness (mm)|
|21,20 mm||Gross weight: 6,45 Gr|
Fine Gold: 5,80 Gr
|Edge and Orientation.||Millesimal fineness.||Composition.|
|➣ ⋆⋆⋆⋆ DIEU ⋆ PROTÈGE ⋆ LA ⋆ FRANCE|
➣ Coin alignment ↑↓
|Gold 900‰, 21.6 carats.||90% gold and 10% copper.|
|Mint and Mintmark||Financial Features||Year and mintage.|
|➣ Mintmark. A cornucopia for the Paris Mint (letter A) and a Fasces for J. Lagrange; main engraver. Another and scarce version show a torch for Augustin Dupré, main engraver.|
➣ Mint: Paris Mint “Hôtel des Monnaies”, France.
|Type: French Standard circulation coin.|
Production Years: 1871-1898.
|1896 with 5 330 407 coins minted.|
Two types. Mintmark Fasce or Torch.