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September Special Offer
Rationale: The French 40 Francs were minted for about 30 years from 1802 until 1839. Survival rates are very low and mintages for each coin are well under one million pieces. Moreover, it goes without saying, Napoleon I gold coins represent some of the most sought after historic coins in the market, and for premiums to spot lower than historic US coins, and lower even the modern Silver Eagles, the value is undeniable. We sense these will be the most popular heirloom-type pieces offered in this month's special, and have, as such, elected to maintain a 5 coin maximum per household.
Rationale: Many of our clients prefer smaller, more negotiable gold coins for an economic and/or high gold price environment where increased divisibility, and the option to 'not sell more gold than you have to' may prove an advantage. In this offer, we are making these 10 Franc gold coins that come in just below 1/10 of an ounce (.09335 oz) available for less premium than the same sized modern bullion coin (i.e. 1/10 oz US Eagle or Canadian Maple Leaf). Yes, you read that correctly.
Rationale: There's two things to like about this group. The first is price, and the second...PRICE. Simply put, we got a great deal on these coins and are happy to pass on the savings to our clients. Even in an environment where gold and silver shortages are cropping up all over the place, these will represent the least expensive pre-1933 gold coins we have offered this year. And they have a good story too. Minted for only three years from 1849-1851, they were the coin of the Second Republic of France, a government who's elected president was Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, Napoleon III. When Napoleon III learned he'd not be allowed a run at re-election in 1852, he quickly abolished the democratic government and inserted himself as Emperor, thereby ending the production of the Fr. Ceres 20 Franc coins, and the Second Republic of France.
Rationale: In the historical era, larger gold coins - those nearing 1/2 ounce or greater - were very uncommon. Think of it like a $500 bill. They did not make a lot of sense relative to goods and services, and were therefore minted in vastly lower numbers than their smaller brethren. In fact, the Fr. 50 Franc, US $10 gold piece, and Mexico 20 Pesos are the only affordable historic coins in the half ounce size. The French 50 Franc is both the oldest (minted from 1855-1868) and the scarcest with only roughly 600,000 pieces minted in total. This is also the nicest group of 50 Francs we have ever seen here, with most of the coins a nice Almost Uncirculated grade and even some Uncirculated (like pictured here) coins mixed in.
Rationale: For the first time in company history, and for just two percent more than the heavily discounted Ceres coins, you can own coins that are truly from another era. Minted from 1814-1846, these coins are anywhere from 170 to 200 years old, and represent a time of great change in France, marked by conflict between royalists who wished to maintain the old ways of abosolute monarchy and revolutionists who longed for constituional rule. Louis XVIII's rule immediately followed that of Napoleon, with the coins bearing his visage minted for just eleven years from 1814-1824. The Louis Phillipe 20 Francs were minted from 1830-1846. Both coins make great companions to the French Ceres 20 Francs, and represent the lowest premium coins minted prior to 1850 we have ever had the privilege of offering at USAGOLD!
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