The history of gold French Franc coins can be traced all the way back to 1360 and is widely recognised in Europe. The French Franc has been minted in smaller denominations such as the 20 Franc & 50 Franc. The coins during their early
years of mintage were heavily used as legal tender making the wear and tear on these coins quite significant. Good quality and early dated Francs have a lot of historical value therefore these coins are quite rare and treasured.
In addition to the French family of gold coins, we also stock gold Swiss Franc coins, most commonly minted by the Bern mint in Switzerland between the years of 1883 and 1949. The most popular denomination is the 20 Swiss Franc,
containing 5.8g of fine gold and depicting the Swiss Cross and Vreneli, the symbol of Swiss national personification.
Reasons to buy gold Francs
Francs have historical value as they were used for legal tender across Europe, meaning that many deals and trades were conducted by exchanging these gold coins. It is said this method of exchanging gold coin provided the traction
for Europe’s first monetary currency union.
Gold Francs are VAT exempt and very liquid, especially with coin collectors and bullion dealers alike.
Gold Francs offer collectors and buyers diversification in their coin collection or physical gold portfolio.