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French 40 Francs Gold

Buy French 40 Francs gold coins from BullionByPost. The 40 Franc coin was a French gold coin introduced in 1802 – 1803 as part of the Consulship period of French government. With the beginning of the Napoleonic Empire in 1804, the 40 French Franc coins became a staple of that period.

These coins will make a fine addition to any French coin collection. We also buy gold 40 French Franc coins, simply call 0121 634 8060 for a quote.

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French 40 Francs Gold History

The 40 Franc coins were used for a relatively short period of time, being last struck in 1839. In the final year of issue only 23 coin were stuck, making the 1839 40 Franc gold coin incredibly rare.

These coins feature a range of portraits, highlighting this tumultuous period in France’s history. Napoleon I, Louis-Phillipe, Louis XVIII, and Charles X all appear on these coins, despite being struck for just 37 years.

French 40 Franc coins weigh 12.9 grams, and were struck at 900 fine (90%) pure gold. This means that they contain 11.6135 grams of gold.

French 40 Francs Gold Price

French 40 Francs Gold coin prices are derived from the value of the gold each coin contains. Each French 40 Francs gold coin weighs 12.9 grams, and is struck to a purity of 21 carat, meaning they contain 11.61 grams of pure gold.

French 40 Francs Gold coin prices can vary thanks to the coin's history and numismatic appeal, with certain years or designs being particularly desirable with collectors. The price of a new French 40 Francs gold coin will typically be based on today's gold price, with a small premium to cover the cost of manufacturing and supply of the coin. Older or rare French 40 Francs gold coins can cost considerably more than the UK gold price. With the global price of gold being primarily calculated in dollars, periods in which the pound is weak versus the dollar will see UK French 40 Francs gold coin prices rise, while a strong pound would see lower prices in the UK.

Our French 40 Francs gold coin prices are displayed in real-time, updating every two minutes in-line with the current gold spot price. Investment gold is VAT-free, and the French 40 Francs gold coin price shown includes fully insured delivery.

French 40 Francs Gold Coin Specification

French 40 Francs gold coins weigh 12.9g with a diameter of 26mm. French 40 Francs Gold coins are manufactured from 21 carat gold.

French 40 Francs Gold Value

Investors often ask what is the value of a French 40 Francs gold coin? French 40 Francs gold coins have a face value of 40 francs. It is important to note that the face value is a nominal amount that has no bearing on the actual value of the coin. As mentioned, the French 40 Francs gold coins main value can usually be worked out based on the current gold price. It is this simplicity that makes gold bullion coins appealing. They are bought and sold based on their intrinsic metal value without having to worry about any numismatic value and more complicated selling process.

You can always find a simple benchmark value for a French 40 Francs gold coin thanks to the publicly available spot price. The value of a French 40 Francs gold coin is therefore generally the same regardless of the year and is just based on the metal content. Some years of French 40 Francs gold coin might command a further premium. A lower mintage, or special design could see their value increase beyond their metal content.

The easiest way to work out a French 40 Francs Gold coin value is to use its gold weight of 11.61 grams and multiply that by the current gold spot price in grams. As a coin with a purity of 900 fineness, it's important to calculate the 21 carat French 40 Francs gold coin value, to ensure you have an accurate price.

How Much are French 40 Francs Gold Coins Worth?

If you are wondering how much are French 40 Francs Gold coins worth, a simple rule of thumb is that a French 40 Francs gold has 11.61g of pure gold, or 0.37 troy ounces. If you see the gold price in troy ounces you can therefore work out how much a French 40 Francs gold coin is worth quite quickly.

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