Open menu Close menu Menu
Open charts menu Close charts menu Charts

Call us: 0121 634 8060, 7 days, 7am - 10pm

Free Insured Next Day Delivery

Ounce Gram
Gold £978.23 £31.451
Silver £11.473 £0.3689

Updated 13:16 23/04/19

£ $

20 French Francs - Louis-Philippe Laureate Head


Manufacturer: French Mint

Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris)

Weight (grams): 6.451

Pure gold content (grams): 5.806

Fineness: 900.0

Dimensions: 21mm diameter

Stock: Notify me when back in stock

QTY Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit
1+ £277.30 £0.00 £277.30
5+ £270.30 £0.00 £270.30

The 20 French Francs gold coin was minted between 1832 - 1848 and has a fineness of 900 - a little shy of 22 carat gold and in keeping with most 19th Century gold coinage.

This version was designed by Joseph-François Domard, as stated at the bottom of the obverse side. It has the Laureate head portrait of King Louis-Philippe I. The text reads LOUIS-PHILIPPE I ROI DES FRANCAIS - 'King of France'.

The reverse of the coin has the value and the year, surrounded by a wreath, while the edge reads 'Dieux protège la France' - God protects France.

Louis-Philippe ruled between 1830 and 1848, with the restoration of the monarchy after the defeat of the French Republic in the Napoleonic Wars. He abdicated the throne and fled to England in disguise as a Mr Smith in 1848, fearing another revolution. The monarchy was abolished later that year, but without the same level of bloodshed as the original event in the late 1700s. Napoleon III became the new ruler, replacing Louis-Philippe's nine-year-old grandson who had been nominated as heir.

VAT Free Gold Bullion (3027 Products)


2019 Gold Sovereign

In Stock

from £242.50

View

2019 Tenth Ounce Gold Britannia

In Stock

from £107.20

View

Gold Bullion (1693 Products)


2019 Gold Sovereign

In Stock

from £242.60

View

2019 Tenth Ounce Gold Britannia

In Stock

from £107.20

View

Bullion (2013 Products)