1825-1830 French Francs

Gold Charles X Francs

The Gold francs featuring Charles X are less common than other Francs of the time as Charles's reign on the throne only lasted six-years during a volatile period in France's history

Whilst the Gold Charles X Francs were in production for a short period, the annual mintage figures were relatively modest which means these coins are not rare enough to be classed as numismatic pieces. Given the short tenure of Charles X on the throne, only a single effigy was used on his Gold Franc coins. As with other monarchs at the time, only 20 and 40 Franc denominations were minted

Charles X was the younger sibling to Louis XVIII which was the monarch that Charles X took the throne from. Charles X sanctioned the invasion of Algeria which was considered as a tact to distract the French people from domestic issues. A revolution in 1930 saw Charles X overthrown and replaced by his younger cousin Louis-Philippe I who occupied the throne for eighteen years



Weight: 12.9g

Bullion Value: £684.94

The Charles X 40 Franc Gold coin is an attractive piece with a Latin inscription on the edge which translates to 'LORD, SAVE THE KING'. The design shows a beautiful illustration on the reverse which shows a crowned shield of France between two olive tree branches

Charles X Gold 40 Francs were produced between 1824 through to 1830, the total mintage is 505,856 making them relatively uncommon but not rare. Each 40 Franc is .900 fine and contains 0.3734oz of Gold. Most coins were struck in the Paris Mint with only a small volume being produced in Marseille

1827 is the standout year for having a low mintage, just 100 coins are known which makes them extremely difficult to source. The lower mintage years may attract a slight premium if a specialist collector can be found to sell to, however most market participants will unlikely pay a premium for specific years of this type


Weight: 6.45g

Bullion Value: £342.47

Charles X Gold 20 Francs struck between 1824 to 1830 with a total mintage of 2,406,338 coins produced during the period. The annual mintages were relatively consistent with no year being a standout high or low mintage. Coins from this period value depends much more on their condition than their mintage years

Charles X 20 Francs were produced at four different mints across France. Given that these coins functioned as circulating currency, they are often seen in a worn state with wear on the highpoints. Charles X's hair details are typically the first detail to be lost through circulation

Charles X last featured on the Gold Franc in 1830 after signing a declaration to renounce the throne for his grandson to inherit, this declaration was ignored by Louis-Philippe I who seized the throne from his cousin Charles X and immediately began to feature his own portrait on France's Gold coinage