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Uncirculated gold coins

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Uncirculated gold coins

  1. 1. The French Rooster Gold Coin - Uncirculated Gold Coins _____________________________________________________________________________________ By Kevin Joey - http://uncirculatedgoldcoins.net/ A favorite collectible in all parts of the world, the French Rooster 20 franc gold coin is quite easy to find. It is low priced enough for most collectors and those in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition can be collected for their beauty or the bullion value. Learn More About Uncirculated Gold Coins The French Rooster gold coin was historically first minted in 1901, but some were released as early as 1899. The coins were minted every year after 1901 up to the First World War in 1914. The traditional coins feature the Gallic Rooster, which has been symbolic of France since at least the Middle Ages. During the French Revolution, the rooster was the symbol of the revolutionary army. For a short time, the rooster was the national emblem of France, beginning in the 1830's, but Napoleon III changed that rather quickly. Even today, the rooster stands for independence and liberty, and it is often used for sports teams and other insignias. This coin is 90% gold, between 20 and 22 carat, with a weight of.1867oz. Because the coin is considered scarce and a collectible, it is exempt from confiscation. Most modern gold bullion coins must be reported, but the French Rooster is completely private. On the face side of the coin is the Republic Lady with the words "Republique Franaise" encircling her head. The Gallic Rooster is on the reverse side with the words "Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood" in French. In France, any serious coin collector seeks out the Rooster early in the coin collecting process. Many start with this gold coin because of its "affordability" as a rare piece. International coin collectors generally use the Rooster as the cornerstone of their purchases.
  2. 2. A favorite collectible in all parts of the world, the French Rooster 20 franc gold coin is quite easy to find. It is low priced enough for most collectors and those in brilliant uncirculated (BU) condition can be collected for their beauty or the bullion value. They trade for near their gold value, which makes them keepers.Other French coins are sought by collectors, some of which are much rarer than the Rooster. French coins are valued for their great artwork, which is unsurpassed by coins from any other part of the world. As of November 2010, prices for the French Rooster start at under $200 for circulated coins to over $500 for the brilliant uncirculated. There does not seem to be any shortage in supply of the coin at this time or in the near future. As more collectors take the opportunity to put them into collections, the value may increase, but not dramatically in the eyes of coin specialists. For the long term collector, the French Rooster is a good investment because it will not lose value any more than the fluctuation in the price of precious metals. So… What’s Next ? To learn more about Uncirculated Gold Coins, Click Here: http://uncirculatedgoldcoins.net/

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