20 Franc Gold Coin
Swiss – French – Belgian
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Belgian, Swiss and French Franc gold coins have the same exact specification. The only thing that varies between this gold coins is the minting.
Swiss Franc gold coins show “Helvetia”, a variation of what for Americans is the Statue of Liberty
Belgian Franc gold coins are of three types. The common one is the “Le9pold II”. Much less common are the “Albert I” and “Leopold I”. King Leopold II, AKA, is “The Hand Chopper”. It was during his reign that Belgium invaded and colonized large parts of North West Africa. The Belgians were maybe the most brutal colonialist. In their quest for gold and diamonds, they required lots of labor, which was hard to get. Anyone not compliant to work basically as slaves got their hands chopped. The Belgians are long gone from Africa, but the punishments they invented are still in employed.
French Francs are of three types. One type is known as the “Rooster”, which shows “Ceres” on one side and a rooster on the other. Another type is known as “Napoleon III”, which shows his bust, and is less common. The third type is “The Lucky Angel”
Belgian Franks, as the other Franks are 90% gold, the rest silver and copper. These are very durable coins. Minted for circulation. These gold coins have been around for a long time. Most of them are still in great shape.
Belguian Frank Gold Coin Specification
- Mass (weight) 6.45 grams / .2074 ozt
- Net Gold Content 5.8064 grams / .1867 ozt
- Fineness (purity) .900 / 21.6K
- Composition Gold, Silver and Copper
- Diameter 21 mm
- Thickness 1.3 mm
- Years of Minting 1867 – 1914
- Obverse Bust of Leopold II, Belgium King
- Reverse Belgium Coat of Arms
- Denomination 20 Franks
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