France 1910-A 100 francs
This type was struck 1907-13. Prior to 1907, the edge lettering read DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. The mintage of all gold coinage was suspended in 1914. Of the three types of large gold hundred francs, 346,000 were struck of Napoleon III "bare head," 97,000 were struck of Napoleon III "laureate head," and 274,000 were struck of the "génie." Most survivors are bagmarked AU.
Recorded mintage: 20,058 (common date).
Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW, edge lettered LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, designed by Albert Desiré Barré after a design by Augustin Dupré.
Catalog reference: KM 832, Fr-590, Gadoury-264, F.553/4.
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