1990 France 100 Franc Charlemagne Gold Plated

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Mark Metzger, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    This coin came my way this past week. I did some research and can’t seem to find any that are gold plated. Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Hrefn

    Hrefn Active Member

    Some were struck in gold. If they followed the same specifications as the 1986 100 francs coins, the silver one weighs 15 grams and the gold is 17 grams. There are also platinum strikes.
  4. Mark Metzger

    Mark Metzger Well-Known Member

    ...well, that would be a real pleasant surprise! Any other way to tell since I don’t have a gram scale handy.
  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I suppose you could do a specific gravity test if you have a graduated cylinder
  6. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Could have also been gold plated/painted by a third party.
    An accidental gold find is probably too good to be true, but one can hope!
  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    From your pictures, the surface looks too grainy to assume it is other than some post mint process.
    As written above the gold examples come in Brilliant Uncirculated and proof, and weight 17 grams. BU are rarer.

    Here's my avatar coin, from the same series


    Just my two cents

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