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There are literally thousands of storiesabout the powers of the 'French Angel.' There are stories of people who claim their lives were saved during some tragic event to those who extol its healing powers from terminal cancer and other diseases. I have even found websites where many have told their stories. Never have I seen so much mysticism surrounding a numismatic coin. This is a coin that any collector can enjoy for its beauty, but the stories behind this coin really make it a collectors' must have piece." -- Raymond Hanisco, Coin Collecting Editor, Bella Online.
The French Angel characterizes the ideals of the French Revolution. Symbolically, the angel depicted on the obverse represents the Spirit of France and he is shown on the coin writing the French Constitution. A rooster symbolizing vigilance appears next to the angel. Behind the angel stands the fasces or bundle of rods - a symbol of power previously carried by Roman magistrates. On top of the fasces is the Cap of Liberty, which also appears on U.S. coinage with the same meaning. The slogan "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" appears on the reverse along with the date.
French Angels are readily available in uncirculated condition, but be careful of commercial offerings at very high prices. At present, you don't have to pay much more for the French Angel in uncirculated condition than for other 20 franc coins. We have handled large hoards of very high grade uncirculated Angels.