Our Best Value stock includes the 20 French Franc coin, which was first minted in 1812 during the reign of Napoléon Bonaparte. These coins are sometimes called ‘Napoleons’ because they feature his portrait, either bare headed or wearing a laurel wreath. The 20 Franc coin weighs 6.451 grams and contains 5.806 grams of pure gold.
The coin features a portrait of Napoleon III on the obverse and a wreath surrounding the value and year on the reverse. The text on the coin reads “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR” and “EMPIRE FRANCAIS” and it has a mint mark “BB” indicating that it was minted in Strasbourg. Our best value coins will be randomly selected from a variety of years.