French 10 Franc Gold Rooster Coin

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Of all European coins, the 10 Franc Gold Rooster Coin is one of the most popular. This coin ran from 1899-1914 and is highly sought after even though its run was relatively short. This is what is considered the Marianne Rooster design. To find one of these coins is fairly rare. These coins are in Average Circulation (AC) condition.


Key features:

  • Coins dated between 1899 and 1914
  • Made of .0933 Troy oz of .90 fine gold 
  • Average Circulation (AC) condition
  • Face value of 20 Francs backed by the French government.
  • Obverse side has a portrait of Marianne, the symbol of the French people
  • On the reverse side is an image of a rooster


The Marianne Rooster design as this coin came to be called was issued in 1899 and was an instant hit among the French people. This design is the most famous design perhaps because people of all classes liked it. Due to its popularity, the Paris Mint used this design until 1914. 


The reverse side of the coin is a portrait of Marianne. Marianne is the symbol of the French people like Lady Liberty is the symbol of the American people. This portrait was designed by artist J.C. Chaplain. Marianne represents Liberty and reason. Here she is facing right and wearing a wreath of leaves. Around her image is ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE’. 


On the reverse side is the Gallic Rooster, another Symbol of France perhaps like Uncle Sam in the United States. The rooster symbolizes the country’s culture and rich history. Arched above the image of the rooster is ‘LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE’. To the left of the rooster’s feet is ‘20’ and to the right is ‘Fcs’. Below the image is the year of issue between 1899 and 1914. 


This French 10 Franc Gold Rooster Coin is your opportunity to finally own a Marianne Rooster coin. Get yours today. 


Paris Mint

Precious Metal


Metal Content

0.0933 Troy Ounce


.900 Fine


10 Francs


AC (Average Circulated)


J.C. Chaplaine


19 mm


.8 mm



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