France AN12-A 20 francs Fr-480
This issue, from the Paris mint, is the only common date of a type struck AN 11-12 (1802-04). The 20 francs of Napoleon are divided into seven types, of which this is the first. It was demonetized in 2005 but ceased to circulate during World War One. A complete set of this type comprises two dates, AN XI-A and AN 12-A. The entire production run totaled about 1,046,000 pieces. This date is the common date.
Specification: 21 mm diameter, 6.45 grams, .900 fine gold, edge lettered DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. Designed by Pierre Joseph Tiolier (1763-1819).
Mintage: 988,244, 988,000.
Catalog reference: F.510/2, KM 651, Fr-480.
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- An XI-A 20 francs
- An 12-A ½ franc
- An 12-G ½ franc
- An 12-A franc
- An 12-L franc Premier Consul
- AN 12-A 2 francs Premier Consul
- An 12-K franc, Empereur
- AN 12-A 2 francs Empereur
- An 12-A 5 francs Premier Consul
- An 12-A 5 francs Empereur
- AN 12-W 5 francs Premier Consul
- An 12-A 20 francs Empereur
- An 12-A 40 francs
- An 13-A 20 francs
- Coins and currency dated 1803