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About the France Gold 20 Franc 1849-1851 Ceres Coin

The year 1848 was a tumultuous one for France. The monarchy of King Louis Phillipe was overthrown and the Second French Republic was established. Reflecting these major changes in society, the coinage of France was overhauled. In 1849, the French 20 Franc gold coin was completely redesigned. Gone was the image of the king; instead the obverse features Ceres, the Greek goddess of agriculture and a symbol of motherhood. On the reverse, the motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood) is inscribed around a wreath. 

The coin’s design directly reflected the new rule of the people. However, the Second French Republic was short-lived; Napoleon III declared himself Emperor in 1852 and France became an empire again. The 20 Francs Ceres coin was struck for just two years, making it one of the scarcest types in the entire series. 
 
These coins represent a fascinating keepsake of France’s second Republic.

Coin Highlights

  • Contains 0.1867 oz of pure gold
  • Purity is .900 Fine
  • Struck between 1849-1851
  • Obverse depicts features Ceres, the Greek goddess of agriculture and a symbol of motherhood.
  • Reverse displays the motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood) is inscribed around a wreath along with the date.

To make international transactions easier, many European nations cooperated on creating a standard issue of purity and gold content on the 20 Franc coin, a purity of .900 fine gold and a pure gold weight of .1867 troy ounces. This standardization paved the way to many different versions of the 20 Franc, many of which Monument Metals carries on a regular basis. We offer the French 20 Franc Napoleon IIISwiss 20 Franc HelvetiaFrench 20 Franc AngelFrench 20 Franc Rooster, and Italian 20 Lire, among others. 

Monument Metals specializes in European gold coins. We also carry the famous French 20 Franc Ceres coin, which was minted for only three years during the French Revolution, between 1849-1851. 

All orders are shipped discretely, promptly and fully insured. Free shipping is available for all orders of $99 or more.

 

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France Gold 20 Franc 1849-1851 Ceres Coin

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Additional Information
Metal Type Gold
Metal Weight .1867
Grading Service Ungraded
Date 1849-1851
Purity .900 Fine Gold
Country of Manufacture No
Manufacturer French Mints

About the France Gold 20 Franc 1849-1851 Ceres Coin

The year 1848 was a tumultuous one for France. The monarchy of King Louis Phillipe was overthrown and the Second French Republic was established. Reflecting these major changes in society, the coinage of France was overhauled. In 1849, the French 20 Franc gold coin was completely redesigned. Gone was the image of the king; instead the obverse features Ceres, the Greek goddess of agriculture and a symbol of motherhood. On the reverse, the motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood) is inscribed around a wreath. 

The coin’s design directly reflected the new rule of the people. However, the Second French Republic was short-lived; Napoleon III declared himself Emperor in 1852 and France became an empire again. The 20 Francs Ceres coin was struck for just two years, making it one of the scarcest types in the entire series. 
 
These coins represent a fascinating keepsake of France’s second Republic.

Coin Highlights

  • Contains 0.1867 oz of pure gold
  • Purity is .900 Fine
  • Struck between 1849-1851
  • Obverse depicts features Ceres, the Greek goddess of agriculture and a symbol of motherhood.
  • Reverse displays the motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Brotherhood) is inscribed around a wreath along with the date.

To make international transactions easier, many European nations cooperated on creating a standard issue of purity and gold content on the 20 Franc coin, a purity of .900 fine gold and a pure gold weight of .1867 troy ounces. This standardization paved the way to many different versions of the 20 Franc, many of which Monument Metals carries on a regular basis. We offer the French 20 Franc Napoleon IIISwiss 20 Franc HelvetiaFrench 20 Franc AngelFrench 20 Franc Rooster, and Italian 20 Lire, among others. 

Monument Metals specializes in European gold coins. We also carry the famous French 20 Franc Ceres coin, which was minted for only three years during the French Revolution, between 1849-1851. 

All orders are shipped discretely, promptly and fully insured. Free shipping is available for all orders of $99 or more.

 

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