The France Gold Euro coin has been minted since 2002 up to date. It was minted following a directive by the European Union to its member countries. It is legal tender among European Union member countries and a bullion coin worldwide. Being a new coin in the market many investors are trading in it before its value escalates even further.
The France Gold Euro comes in different denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100 Euros. The face value of these coins does not reflect their intrinsic value. They have a much higher intrinsic value which is determined at the gold spot. This price keeps changing as the demand keeps changing. Each of these denominations have varying specifications. The denominations 10 and 20 Euros are 22mm and 31mm wide and weighs 8.45g and 17g respectively with a gold purity of 92.0% being similar for the two denominations. The denominations 50- and 100-Euro coins spans 37mm and 50mm wide with a weight of 31g and 155.55g respectively. However, the 50 and 100 denominations have 99.99% gold purity.
The obverse side of France Gold Euro is a very unique one. It features a modern representative of a Rooster. The rooster’s head and should are framed in a circle and the inscription “MONNAIE DE PASIS” in a small lettering can be visualized running up the rooster’s neck. The French motto “LIBERTE, ELGALITE FRATERNITE” is inscribed at the circumference of the circle enclosing the rooster’s head and shoulder with the year of mintage alongside it. The reverse features a hexagon which surrounds the inscription “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE”. At the center of this reverse side, the face value of the coin is inscribed surrounded by an olive branch at the top and an oak branch at the bottom.
Monnaie de Paris Mint, which was established in 864AD, is the official mint for the France Gold Euro. Being more than 1000 years old makes Paris Mint the oldest, continuously operational mint in the world. It has its headquarters in Paris and a satellite location in Pessac, France. Trading in the France Gold coin is not subject to sales tax or VAT.