Value of french 20 francs gold coin. All the 20 Franc gold coins minted between 1803 and 1914 are known under the name of napoleon gold coins, with a weight of 6.4516 Gr Title: 900/1000e, diameter: 21 mm The price of napoleon gold 20 francs. The 20 Francs French…Continue reading20-franc French gold coin.
Jacques-Jean Barre was a French artist born in Paris on August 3, 1793, and died in the same city on June 10, 1855. He was the Chief Engraver of Coins at the Monnaie de Paris from 1843 to 1855 and is known for creating the Great Seal of France…Continue readingJacques-Jean Barre, 1790 – 1855. French engraver.
Désiré-Albert Barre (1818-1878) was a French painter, stamp designer, and medal engraver. He studied at the École des beaux-arts de Paris and was a pupil of Paul Delaroche. Barre exhibited biblical subjects at the Salon de Paris from 1843 to 1851 and won a third-class medal in 1846. He…Continue readingDésiré-Albert Barre, 1818 – 1878. French engraver.
The specification of the gold 10 Francs coins remained consistent over the almost seven decades they were minted. They had a diameter of 19.00 millimeters and a weight of 3.20 grams. With a fineness of 900.0, equivalent to 21.6 carats, the French 10 Franc coins contained 2.88 grams of…Continue readingGold French 10 Franc Coins.
Benedetto Pistrucci, an Italian gem-engraver, medallist, and coin engraver, is renowned for his Saint George and the Dragon design featured on the British sovereign coin. He was commissioned by the British government to create the Waterloo Medal, which he spent thirty years completing. Born in Rome in 1783, Pistrucci…Continue readingBenedetto Pistrucci: The Italian Artist Behind the British Sovereign Coin
Lucien Bazor, who was trained by his father Albert Bazor, became a famous engraver. He studied under the 22nd Chief Engraver of Coins, Jules Patey, before taking his place as the 23rd Chief Engraver of Coins in 1930. Lucien Bazor is responsible for the creation of a wide variety…Continue readingLucien Bazor, 1889 – 1974. French engraver.