1896 French 20 Francs Angel (Genius) Gold Coin.

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.
The 20 francs gold "Rooster" coin from 1913, a 5.80 gram Gold Coin.

France 20 Franc Gold Coin 1896 price.

French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 (Scrap value)365459332434
French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 (VF/XF40)389490354463
French Angel 20 Franc Gold 1896 Torch778980708926
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 carats.90% gold and 10% copper.
Mint and MintmarkFinancial FeaturesYear 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.

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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