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French Gold 1 Franc Piedfort Coins

Brief French History
We give a brief history of France, and of French gold coins on our French Gold Coins page.

The Paris Mint, the Monnaie de Paris, has a tradition of issuing double weight coins, called piedforts, often in gold, for presentation purposes or for sale to collectors. The coin we feature on this page is one such coin. Krause refers to it as a piefort, but this may be an error or an Americanism.
We have shown the alloy as being .920 gold, but it may be only .900 we are not certain, but will attempt to find out.
The Mint issue price for piedforts is quite high, our price represents a bargain for the patient collector, at not much over bullion.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDescriptionDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
1 Franc1979 Piedfort (KM925)2423.80.920?.7040?
1 Franc1979 Piedfort (KM925)2423.80.900?.6887?

1979 Piedfort (Piefort)

Prices & Availability
Date   DescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
1979One France PiedfortUncirculated, Slight Edge Graze as Unpacked600Yes£275$499

Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

The Sower on Obverse of 1979 French 1 Franc Gold Piedfort
The Sower on Obverse of 1979 French 1 Franc Gold Piedfort


Definitive Reverse of 1979 French 1 Franc
Definitive Reverse of 1979 French 1 Franc


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