Monnaie de Paris Gold Coins
The Monnaie de Paris (French Mint) has a history dating back over 1,000 years, making it one of the oldest in the world. Established in 864 AD, the institution values history and traditions, producing coins for circulation and collection. The 20 Franc Napoleon gold coin is one of the Monnaie de Paris’ most iconic gold coins.
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Monnaie de Paris Gold Coins: A Rich History of French Coinage
Monnaie de Paris, which has been operating since 864 AD, is one of the world’s oldest continuously running mints. Based in Paris, France, it has a rich history of producing coins and medals that reflect the country’s culture, heritage, and historical events.
Over the centuries, Monnaie de Paris has played an essential role in the field of French coin collecting, witnessing significant changes, innovations, and expansions. Today, it continues to produce coins and collector pieces, preserving its legacy as a prominent institution in the field of coinage. The Monnaie de Paris mints coins for France as well as many other countries that recognize its expertise.
Our collection of Monnaie de Paris Gold Coins
Our collection of Monnaie de Paris gold coins includes the 20, 50, and 100 Napoleon gold coins which are all made up of pure gold (90%).
The 20 Napoleon gold coin weighs 5.81 grams and features Marianne, who is considered the symbol of the French Republic. Her image represents freedom and reason. The reverse side depicts the beautiful French rooster of 20 francs, also considered France's unofficial symbol.
The 50 Franc gold coin was the first to be produced in the Second Empire ruled by Napoleon III in 1854. The coin weighs 14.51 grams with a diameter of 28 mm. On the front side, it features Emperor Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. This coin is the earlier “Bare Head” (Tête Nue) type. On the reverse, there is an eagle spread on a thunderbolt surrounded by the collar of the Legion of Honor.
The 100 Napoleon Franc gold coin was minted in a limited number of 96,950. The coin weighs 29.03 grams and is 35 mm in diameter.
This coin is the latter type compared to the 50 Franc coin. It’s known as “Laureate Head” (tête laurée) and was produced between 1861 to 1868. The obverse side depicts Napoleon looking to the left, and on the reverse, similar to the 50 Franc coin, an eagle is spread on a thunderbolt surrounded by the collar of the Legion of Honor.
What are the benefits of investing in Monnaie de Paris gold coins?
There are several benefits to investing in Monnaie de Paris gold coins:
- Owning French Mint coins provides you with a piece of history
- Some coins, like the 100 Franc gold coins, are rare, adding value to their collectibility
- You can add the French Mint coins to add variety to your collection or investment
- Investing in coins can offer you protection from inflation
- If you buy through GOLD AVENUE, you have the flexibility and convenience of selling your stored coins at any time without any commissions
What is the value of Monnaie de Paris gold coins?
There are a few different factors that can affect the worth of Monnaie de Paris gold coins, including those from the Napoleon series.
The coin’s intrinsic value is based on its weight, purity, and the current gold price.
Also, if you buy Monnaie de Paris gold coins, it may have an added premium due to its collectibility. Rarer or limited edition coins, special releases, or coins that are in exceptional condition may be priced higher than others.
How to store and care for your Monnaie de Paris gold coins?
When you buy Monnaie de Paris gold coins from GOLD AVENUE, rest assured that your coins will be stored in our secure, independent vaults for free (up to £8,500). These vaults are insured against theft, damage, and loss.
We also provide discreet and secure delivery to your home, with online tracking available.
To maintain the quality of your precious metals, it’s essential to handle them with care and wear protective gear such as cotton gloves. For storage, we recommend placing them in a clear plastic capsule and keeping them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and heat sources.
What are the benefits of Monnaie de Paris gold coins over other gold coins?
Monnaie de Paris comes with a rich history dating back centuries. Their gold coins typically showcase iconic figures, events, or symbols from French history, giving them unique and captivating historical significance.
Monnaie de Paris offers gold coins that are not only visually appealing collectibles but also showcase exceptional artistic design and craftsmanship.
The limited editions of these coins make them even more desirable among collectors, and Monnaie de Paris ensures that they stick to strict quality assurance standards. These gold coins provide a connection to French culture and heritage. They are a unique addition to any collector or investor's portfolio due to their historical significance, artistic value, limited editions, and cultural importance.
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