These beautiful and historic Choice BU French Gold Angels are an outstanding choice for European gold coin collectors and gold bullion investors. One of the only pre-1900 European gold coins trading near their gold value.
These French Gold Angels coins are ungraded, in Choice BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition. Dates range from 1871-1898. Mint State Gold selects the dates you receive and feels confident that you will be very pleased with the selections.
Angels in Choice Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition are far more scarce than later date French 20 Franc Roosters and Swiss 20 Franc Helvetias. Unavailable for more than half a century, recently a few small caches of Angels have turned up in Europe, perhaps left over from the war.
Minted from 1871-1898, the magnificent “Guardian Angel” design on the obverse, originally created by Augustine Dupré during the French Revolution, was resurrected in 1871 for this French 20 franc gold coin.
Best known for bringing good luck to their owners, the “Lucky Angel” has a fascinating legend behind it dating back to the French Revolution. The legend began during the Reign of Terror in the mid-1790s, when the coin’s designer claimed to have been saved from the guillotine by the lucky Angel coin in his pocket. Almost from the beginning, gold Angels were regarded as lucky charms. French pilots in World War I rarely took flight without a gold Angel coin in their pocket and during World War II, the chief of Hitler’s Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering, became obsessed with these French Angel coins, confiscating all he could find.
The photo is an example of our French Gold 20 Franc Angel Pre-1900 BU (Random Year). The coin(s) you receive will be very similar to the one pictured. Mint State Gold is proud to offer only premium coins to our investor and collector clientele. Each coin is hand inspected before sale to make sure customers receive only quality coins at a low price.
PRICING: In the event of extraordinary circumstances, acts of God, natural disasters, or other factors beyond our control, item transactions may need to be amended or cancelled. In the case of an amendment, we will contact you within 1 business day for approval. You will have the option to agree to the changes or cancel the transaction for a full refund.
RETURN POLICY: This item is considered a bullion item and is priced according to daily market rates. Due to market volatility we do not accept returns on these items, but are happy to buy them back at any time based on the current market value when you wish to sell them. Mint State Gold will only purchase bullion items at the current daily market rate (some exclusions apply). Please contact Mint State Gold by Stuppler to receive current buy back prices for specific items.