1849-1851 France 20 Franc Gold Coin – Ceres

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Introducing the 1849-1851 France Gold 20 Francs featuring the captivating Ceres design. This exquisite coin not only holds historical significance but also offers a unique opportunity for collectors and investors alike. With its blend of history and precious metal value, it’s sure to appeal to numismatists and those seeking a tangible piece of France’s rich heritage.


Key Features:

  • Composition: Struck in 90% pure gold, this coin exudes elegance and showcases the durability of this precious metal.
  • Design: The coin’s obverse side features the graceful image of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, symbolizing prosperity and abundance. On the reverse side, the coin displays the French national motto, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” embodying the spirit of the era.
  • Rarity: These coins are not only a testament to France’s history but also to the limited availability of this specific design, making them highly sought after by collectors.
  • Historical Significance: Minted during a period of political and social transformation in France, this coin serves as a window into the turbulent times of the mid-19th century.


Steeped in history, the Ceres design carries profound symbolism. Ceres, known as Demeter in Greek mythology, symbolizes the Earth’s fertility and the bounty of nature. This choice of imagery on the obverse side not only represents France’s agricultural heritage but also speaks to the nation’s aspirations for prosperity and abundance during the mid-19th century. The reverse side, with its inscription of “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,” encapsulates the ideals of the French Republic, making it a powerful statement of the era’s political and social transformation. Owning this coin means possessing a tangible connection to the past, a piece of history that can be cherished for generations to come.


Now, let’s delve into the captivating design details of this coin:


The obverse side showcases the graceful Ceres, surrounded by intricate detailing. Ceres is depicted wearing a wreath of wheat and a flowing veil, symbolizing agriculture’s importance in France. This striking representation captures the essence of the goddess and her role in nurturing the land.


On the reverse side, the coin bears the inscription “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” within an ornate wreath. This motto, closely associated with the French Republic, speaks to the ideals of the time, emphasizing the principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity that were central to the era’s social and political changes.


In a world of investments, the 1849-1851 France Gold 20 Francs stands as a timeless bridge between history and wealth preservation. Its golden allure, coupled with the eloquent Early Head of Ceres design, transcends mere numismatic value, offering a tangible connection to a bygone era. Own a piece of history, where the past’s elegance meets the future’s enduring worth.




Paris Mint

Precious Metal


Metal Content

0.1867 Troy Ounce


.900 Fine


20 Francs


AC (Average Circulated)


21 mm


1.3 mm

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