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20 Franc Gold Coins - 1859, 1876, 1909

 
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 Posted 01/31/2022  11:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins70 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A neighbor had a family member pass away recently and he had a small coin collection. The coins he had were mostly face value coins but there were a few nicer ones. As I came to the end of looking there was a plastic food container full of international coins all loose in the container. At first glance, they looked like mostly face value assorted coins but I decided to dump the container on the table and have a quick look through and in the container found what appears to be three 20 Franc Gold Coins. I did a quick magnetic test and they are non-magnetic and feel like gold to me. Just wanted your thoughts....I find it odd they were buried in a container of worthless coins. Here are some pics.


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 Posted 01/31/2022  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add iontyre to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Assuming they are genuine, that's a nice start to a 20 franc type set!
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 Posted 01/31/2022  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They look genuine and it looks like there is a raised edge lettering on them (which there should be). Just to make sure, you can weigh and measure them: They should be close to 6.45 grams, have a diameter of 21 mm and be 1.3 mm thick.

Nice looking as they are, they do not stick out value wise. They are 90 % gold and in this condition they go for the gold value (today, USD 335 a piece).
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 Posted 01/31/2022  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coins70 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank You. Yes they do have the raised edge lettering - thanks for sending me the dimensions I will check mine against those.
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 Posted 01/31/2022  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add flag4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Nice find . .

They have slight numismatic value above above melt, usually sold by bullion dealers with modest premium. But still a great start for your collection.
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