• 1850-1865 Gold French 20 Franc Bullion Value in Wreath 24356
  • 1850-1865 Gold French 20 Franc Bullion Value in Wreath 24355
  • 1850-1865 Gold French 20 Franc Bullion Value in Wreath 24356
  • 1850-1865 Gold French 20 Franc Bullion Value in Wreath 24355
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1850-1865 Gold French 20 Franc Bullion Value in Wreath

Buy French 20 Francs - Napoleon III with Value in Wreath Reverse.

These 20 Franc gold coins were minted between 1853 to 1860 in the reign of Napoleon III. These French gold coins are ideal for the investor looking to buy low premium gold bullion.

  • Contains 0.1867 troy ounce gold 
  • VAT free
  • Struck in 0.900 gold fineness
  • Low premiums!

This investment product is Our Choice of Date.


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Nepoleon III

These 20 Franc coins were minted during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. These gold coins are the second type of 20 Franc which were issued after Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte had been elected Emperor of France. The coins are Our Choice of Date and will be chosen from available stock dated between 1853 - 1860.

Uncirculated Gold Coins

This is sold as a bullion coin at a low premium above the gold spot price, the finish is uncirculated - this is not the grade. If you are looking for a dated or a graded coin please contact our showroom on 01253 343081.


The edge is inscribed in raised lettering:



The obverse features a bare-headed portrait of Napoleon III with the inscription:


The engraver's name is in relief below the bust:



The reverse engraving features the value 20 FRANCS and the year date in three lines surrounded by a laurel wreath. Around the outside of the wreath is the inscription:


The mint mark A or BB appears below the wreath. Mint mark A refers to the Paris mint and BB to the Strasbourg mint.


Diameter 21mm
Weight 6.4516g
Alloy 21.6 carat gold
Fineness 0.900
Actual Gold Weight 0.1867 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Désiré-Albert Barre
Reverse Designer Désiré-Albert Barre
Mint Varies
Mintage  Varies depending on year
Finish Uncirculated
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

View our full Terms & Conditions.

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase. 

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