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    10 Francs / 4 Florin Austrian Gold Coin (Avg. Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $24.99 per coin over spot!

    One of the most historic coin designs from the Austro-Hungarian Empire was the 10 Francs coin. The coin was issued by the Austrian Mint on behalf of the empire from 1870 to 1892, and took on new life in the 20th century as a gold bullion release from the moder... Read More

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    1912 10 Corona Austrian Gold Coin (Restrike)

    Any quantity available for $29.69 per coin over spot!

    In 1892, the Austrian Empire issued a new series of gold coins for sale that featured the likeness of Emperor Franz Joseph. The longest-reigning monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Joseph I ruled the empire until his death in 1916 at the age of 86. The Corona Gold Coins were available through 1912 as a regular issue, but also ava... Read More

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    1915 1 Ducat Austrian/Dutch Gold Coin (AU+, Restrikes)

    The Ducat has one of the most complex coining histories of any European gold coin. Ducats were once available in silver and gold, with the earliest forms of the currency issued by King Roger II of Sicily in 1140. Widespread acceptance and use of gold ducats was powered by the Dutch from the 16th century onward as the kingdom became a dominant player in global trade. Right ... Read More

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    10 Kroner Gold Danish Coin (Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $34.59 per coin over spot!

    One of the best ways for investors and collectors just getting started buying gold is to purchase previously circulated coinage. European and American gold coins once in circulation as regular currency are still widely available and offer a better price point with pure gold content compared to modern gold bullion coins produced speci... Read More

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    20 Francs Swiss Gold Coin - Helvetia (Circulated)

    As low as $15.99 per coin over spot!

    One of the most popular collectible gold coins circulating around Europe in the 20th century was the 20 Francs Gold Coin, which was struck for various nations in the 19th and early 20th century with differing designs. Among those was the 20 Francs Gold Coin st... Read More

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    20 Francs Gold Coin (Random Year/Country, VG+)

    As low as $16.43 per coin over spot!

    Customers: please note that the coin you receive is dependent on our inventory, however each coin will be in VG+ condition and contain ~.1867 troy ounces of pure gold. The history of American coining is rich with impressive coin designs and...... Read More

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    20 Francs Swiss Gold Coin - Helvetia

    Any quantity available for $34.43 per coin over spot!

    The Swiss franc remains the official currency and legal tender of Switzerland, but the history of the franc denomination in this country includes many changes. Among the most popular gold coins issued in this denomination is the Helvetia design, also known as the Vreneli range. Right now, 20 Francs Gold Coins with the Swiss Helvetia ... Read More

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    10 Guilders Gold Coin (Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $16.99 per coin over spot!

    The Guilder was the official national currency of the Netherlands for over 300 years, surviving wartime occupations and countless monarchs before it was abolished with the formation of the European Union and the common currency known as the Euro. Today, 10 Guilders Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion in circulated ... Read More

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    1892 20 Francs / 8 Florin Austrian Gold Coin (BU, Restrike)

    Any quantity available for $37.99 per coin over spot!

    The Austro-Hungarian Empire was once the world’s third-largest empire. Encompassing much of Central and Eastern Europe, the empire was one of the strongest and most intimidating that Europe had ever seen. When the empire adopted the gold standard in 1892, it... Read More

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    1915 20 Corona Austrian Gold Coin (AU+, Restrike)

    Any quantity available for $29.39 per coin over spot!

    The Austro-Hungarian Empire adopted the gold standard in 1892, and with that move the empire introduced various gold coins into circulation. The most popular of those gold coins was the 20 Corona coin, known separately as the Krone in Austria and Korona in Hun... Read More

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    10 Guilders Gold Coin (King, BU)

    The Dutch guilder was the former fiat currency of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the modern nation of Netherlands. First issued as early as 1517, guilders were widely circulated from the 17th century until 2002 when the nation adopted the Euro currency. Guilders gold coins were issued primarily in the 19th century and early 20th century. Right now, 10 Guilders Gold Coins with the effigy of various Kings of Netherlands are available to purchase on... Read More

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    20 Francs / 8 Florin Austrian Gold Coin (Avg. Circulated)

    Any quantity available for $59.49 per coin over spot!

    The French Franc currency has a deep history that reaches back to 1360. The former fiat currency of France, the Franc was available from 1360 to 1641 and reintroduced in 1795. Gold Francs debuted in 1803 under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the 20 Francs ... Read More

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    20 Francs Belgium Gold Coin (XF)

    Any quantity available for $64.99 per coin over spot!

    One of the most notable gold coins from the 19th and 20th centuries in Europe is the 20 Franc Gold denomination. A standardized denomination, the 20 Franc was the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union and was issued by various LMU member states, including the Kingdom of Belgium. Right now, 20 Francs Belgium Gold Coins are available to... Read More

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    20 Francs France Gold Coin - Lucky Angel (AU)

    French francs have featured countless different designs during the course of history. The gold coins in this range once bore the portraits of the kings, emperors, and early presidents of France. By the late 19th century, however, a Guardian Angel design had taken over as the primary design for the coins. Right now, 20 Francs Gold Coins with the Angel design are available to purchase from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives inside of prot... Read More

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    20 Francs Belgium Gold Coin (AU)

    The 20 Franc denomination is one of the most important denominations issued in the history of European currency. In many respects, the 20 Franc Gold Coin can be viewed as a precursor to the modern Euro. Issued by various countries, the 20 Franc Gold Coin had its own unique design depending on the issuing country. Now, 20 Francs Belgium Gold Coins are available to you for purchase online at JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coin arrives in a pr... Read More

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    20 Kroner Gold Danish Coin (Circulated)

    Denmark is one of the few European nations that did not adopt the Euro currency of the European Union’s Eurozone. The Kroner is currently the official currency of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, and has been Denmark’s primary currency...... Read More

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    20 Kronor Sweden Gold Coin (XF+)

    The Swedish Gold Kronor was Sweden’s version of the British Gold Sovereign. However, compared to the widespread Gold Sovereign, the Swedish Kronor was issued for a shorter period of time and geographically limited in its use. Today, remaining specimens from this series are scarce. Now, 20 Kronor Sweden Gold Coins in XF+ condition are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Coins arrive inside of plastic fl... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Proof French Grand Palais Gold Coin (Box + CoA)

    As anticipation continues to grow for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Paris Mint is issuing a stunning new line of coins in its honor. Included in this collection are coins celebrating the 2024 Summer Paralympics, which will also be held in Paris. These coins are the perfect way to help build your excitement for what is arguably the world’s most prestigious sporting event.... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Proof French Tokyo to Paris Handover Gold Coin (Box + CoA)

    It’s a well-known phenomenon that at the end of each Olympic games, the symbolic Olympic flag is handed over to country hosting the next future games. This coin recognizes this special event by showing the handoff from Japan to France, to symbolize the fact that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games are planned to take place in Paris. Currently, the 2021 1/4 oz Proof French Toky... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Judo Gold Coin (Box + CoA)

    JM Bullion is thrilled to offer collectors the chance to purchase the latest Olympics coin from the Paris Mint! In this exciting new release, the mint depicts a Judo master engaged in an impressive throw. These coins are a perfect tribute to one of the most celebrated sports at the Summer Olympics. Now, 2021 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Judo Gold Coins are available to you ... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Swimming Gold Coin (Box + CoA)

    When it comes to the Olympic Games, few sports are as popular and beloved as swimming. This event has existed at the Olympics since the games began in 1896 in Athens. To this day, the world’s finest swim athletes continue to wow fans with their power and speed in a variety of races and competitions. Today, 2024 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Swimming Gold Coins are availabl... Read More

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    2021 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Wheelchair Tennis Gold Coin (Box + CoA)

    Fans are already gearing up for the 2024 Summer Olympics in France, and to celebrate the Paris Mint is issuing an exciting new lineup of coins. In addition to a collection of Summer Olympic designs, the mint is also releasing coins honoring the various sports played in the Summer Paralympics. Today, 2021 1/4 oz Proof French Olympic Wheelchair Tennis Gold Coins are availabl... Read More

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    1000 Schilling Austrian Gold Coin (AU)

    As low as $34.99 per coin over spot!

    The Austrian schilling was once the official currency of Austria. Introduced in 1925 as a national fiat currency, it was in circulation in various denominations from 1925 to 1938 and the eve of World War II, and again from 1945 to 1999 before the introduction of the Euro. One denomination never issued for circulation was a 1000 Schil... Read More

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    1915 4 Ducat Austrian/Dutch Gold Coin (AU+)

    Any quantity available for $48.65 per coin over spot!

    The ducat was a popular trade coin used throughout Europe from the late Middle Ages until the start of the 20th century. Among the last ducat coinage struck was that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the months leading up to the start of World War I. The 1915 4 Ducat Austrian/Dutch Gold Coin is now available to you for purchase onlin... Read More

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    Great Britain Gold Double Sovereign (Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $112.99 per coin over spot!

    The British Gold Sovereign has long been one of the most recognizable gold coins in the world. Originally issued as the English sovereign in the 15th century, the modern Gold Sovereign was introduced into circulation during the reign of King George III in 1817... Read More

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    1915 100 Corona Austrian Gold Coin (AU+, Restrike)

    Any quantity available for $49.99 per coin over spot!

    The Gold Corona was a standard denomination of coinage within the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1892 to 1916. These gold coins came in a variety of denominations, the most popular of which was the famed 20 Corona coin, though a 10 Corona coin was also widely is... Read More

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    5 Pound British Gold Sovereign (Mixed Types, Random Year)

    Any quantity available for $47.99 per oz over spot!

    The sovereign is a gold coin issued by the United Kingdom for standard circulation within the British economy. The traditional British Gold Sovereign is a coin with a nominal face value of One Pound Sterling, but it is also issued in various other weights and ... Read More

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    5 Pound British Gold Sovereign MS69 (Mixed Types, Random Year, PCGS or NGC)

    The largest gold coin in the British Sovereign Series is the 5 Pound Gold Sovereign. First issued in 1820 as a pattern coin during the reign of King George III, this particular version of the Gold Sovereign has been struck...... Read More

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    10 Francs Gold Coin (Random Year, Varied Condition)

    *Please note that these coins are being offered from the year of our choice and as such there are three possible coin designs you will receive. Based on our inventory at the time you place your order, our staff will choose either the Rooster, Helvetia or Napoleon III design. One of the most well-known circulation coins from human history is the Franc. Produced in both S... Read More

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    10 Francs France Gold Coin - Napoleon III (Circulated)

    Although it wasn’t the most popular denomination among the Franc gold coins, the 10 Francs coin was nonetheless a common denomination of French gold currency during the 19th century. Introduced in 1803 during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte, 10 Francs Gold Coins would go on to feature various rulers of both the French Republic and the French Empire. Today, 10 Francs Gold... Read More

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    5 Rouble Gold Coin (Russian, Circulated)

    The Russian Rouble, or ruble, is one of the oldest national currencies known to the modern world. The Pound sterling of Britain is the only currency used for a longer period of time by one nation. Russian territories have used the Rouble since the 13th century, with the 5 Rouble Gold Coin a popular issue during the days of the Russian Empire. The 5 Rouble Gold Coins available here today originated in Russia and feature designs from the time perio... Read More

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    20 Francs France Gold Coin - Napoleon III (Circulated)

    The 20 Francs Gold Coin has been issued by French mints for more than two centuries now, but the use of the colloquial term “Napoleons” typically applies only to those gold coins struck during the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. Today, 20 Francs Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion with the image of Napoleon III featured on the obverse. Coin Highlights... Read More

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    20 Lire Italian Gold Coin (Circulated)

    From 1861 until 2002, the Italian lira was the currency of Italy. Introduced in advance of Italy joining the Latin Monetary Union, the lira was a direct continuation of previously issued lira denominations of Italian kingdoms, such as the Sardinian lira, the Lombardy-Venetia pound, Two Sicilies piastra, and the Papal States scudo. The 20 Lire Gold Coin from Italy is currently available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arriv... Read More

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    20 Francs France Gold Coin - Rooster (AU+)

    The 20 Francs France Gold coin was one of the most widely circulated denominations on the European continent in the 19th century. Eventually forming the backbone of the Latin Monetary Union, the 20 Francs denomination was introduced by Napoleon Bonaparte during the First French Empire. The coin continued in various designs through the 2nd French Republic following Napoleon's defeat and was even used by the 2nd French Empire when Napoleon III rule... Read More

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    20 Francs Belgium Gold Coin (Circulated)

    The 20 Francs gold coin was so popular throughout Europe that other nations issued the gold coin with France’s official currency. Belgium was one of many nations that used the Franc as a base face value. King Leopold II of Belgium featured most prominently on the 20 Francs Belgium Gold Coins. The 20 Francs Gold Coins of Belgium are currently available to you right now online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in protective plasti... Read More

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    20 Lire Vittorio Gold Coin (XF+)

    Between 1861 and 2002, the Lira was the official currency of Italy. Lire were also used from 1807-1814 during the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, when the country was united with France under Napoleon Bonaparte. If you have an appreciation for historic gold coins, then you may enjoy this 20 Lire piece featuring the first king of a united Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Today, 20 Lire Vittorio Gold Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion. C... Read More

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    20 Francs France Gold Coin - Rooster (BU)

    One of the more amazing choices for modern-day investors and collectors is a historic French gold coin known as the Marianne Rooster design. Struck by the Paris Mint for the first time in 1899, the coins were not in circulation for long, and today those which remain in BU condition are a true treasure. Today, 20 Francs Gold Coins with the Marianne Rooster design are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives in prot... Read More

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    20 Mark German Gold Coin (Random Year, Circulated)

    One of the most famous national currencies used in mainland Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries was the German Mark. Used on varying forms of currency from 1871 to 1915, the German Mark was issued as paper money, silver coins, and gold coins. Today 20 Mark Gold Coins from the German Empire are available to you online from JM Bullion. Coin Highlights: Arrives ... Read More

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    100 Francs France Gold Coin – Angel (Varied Condition)

    One of the most popular gold coins of the late 19th century and early 20th century was the French Franc. Offered by the French Empire and the French Republic throughout the 19th century, the Franc was available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 40, 50 and 100. The 100 Francs French Gold Coin is roughly the size of the $20 Gold Double Eagle from the United States. The 100 Fran... Read More

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    Buying European Gold Sovereigns Online

    Modern gold bullion coins have been issued as investment-grade pieces since the 1967 release of the South African Gold Krugerrand. However, gold coins have been issued around the world for hundreds or thousands of years in many nations. The United States formerly issued gold coins in circulation for use in commercial transactions, including the famed Eagle collection with the Half Eagle and Double Eagle serving as popular examples.

    European gold coins were also issued in varying denominations in countries throughout the continent. Many were used for hundreds of years, with some of those European Gold Coins used across national boundaries and representing currency that some call “the Euro before the Euro.” Below you’ll find a breakdown of the European Gold Coins now available from JM Bullion. These former circulation pieces make a great addition as an investment or collectible piece.

    British Gold Sovereigns

    One of the most notable gold coins in European history is the British Gold Sovereign. The modern version of the Gold Sovereign was introduced in 1817 during the reign of King George III. The Recoinage of 1817 brought the Gold Sovereign back after a more than 210-year absence. The coins are based on the original concept of the English sovereign, gold coins that were introduced by the Tudor monarch King Henry VII with effigies of the monarch on the obverse and other symbols on the reverse.

    The modern British Gold Sovereign is available as the Sovereign, Half-Sovereign, and Double-Sovereign. The coins were originally intended as circulation pieces, but were largely out of issue as circulation pieces by World War I. After World War II, the coins returned to production, but were now largely available as commemorative and, later, bullion investment coins.

    From the introduction of the first Gold Sovereign to the latest issues of the investment-grade coin, the designs have largely remained the same, at least in terms of focus. The reigning monarch of Britain is always featured on the obverse of the coin. Over time, the British monarchs to feature on the coins have been depicted in alternating left- or right-profile relief with or without one of the many British crowns on their head. Monarchs to have appeared on the coins include:

    • King George III
    • King George IV
    • Queen Victoria
    • King Edward VII
    • King George V
    • King Edward VIII
    • King George VI
    • Queen Elizabeth II
    • King Charles III

    The two most common obverse effigies are those of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. These two influential female monarchs are the longest-reigning British monarchs in the history of the kingdom, with Queen Elizabeth II surpassing the length of her great-grandmother’s reign in 2015 to become the longest-reigning Queen. The effigies of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II consist of five designs in total used from 1953 to the present.

    On the reverse of the British Gold Sovereign, you will find one of two possible designs used throughout the program’s history. When the series was introduced in 1817, Benedetto Pistrucci created a vision of St. George slaying the dragon while riding on horseback. This image was used from 1817 to 1837 and has been in use again as of the 1880s. During a portion of Queen Victoria’s reign, the St. George design was replaced with a version of the Royal Arms on the reverse.

    Austrian Gold Coins

    Another of the common coins you will find available among European gold coins are those from Austria. Gold coins issued by Austria are some of the most diverse in Europe due to the size and scope of the Austrian Empire, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The third-largest empire in the world at the time, Austria issued gold coins for circulation use in a variety of different denominations.

    If there was one common feature of Austrian gold coins of the 19th and early-20th centuries, it was the obverse image of Emperor Franz Joseph I. One of Europe’s longest-reigning monarchs in history, he first ruled as the Emperor of the Austrian Empire, and later served as the Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after its merger with the Kingdom of Hungary. During this period, he held the dual titles of Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary. By and large, Franz Joseph I was depicted in right-profile relief in a bust that captured only his head. He was rarely featured on Austrian coins with a crown on his head, though gold coins issued within Hungary in the empire did feature a full bust of his standing figure with an ornate crown upon his head.

    The reverse side of Austrian gold coins varied greatly based on a number of factors that included the denomination and the area of release. Most Austrian gold coins were issued with the coat of arms of the Austro-Hungarian Empire on the reverse. This design borrowed heavily from the House of Habsburg seal, using a crowned double-headed eagle with the national shield on its chest. Other designs, notably the Austrian Schilling, merely featured a face value encircled by a wreath.

    Examples of possible denominations in Austrian gold coins include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

    • Austrian Schillings: predominantly issued by the Republic of Austria following the collapse of the empire at the end of World War I.
    • Austrian Corona
    • Austrian/Hungarian Korona: largely issued by the Austro-Hungarian Empire alongside the Corona, but used predominantly within the Kingdom of Hungary.
    • Austrian Ducat
    • Austrian Florin
    • Austrian Franc

    French Francs Gold Coins

    The French Franc is one of the most deeply rooted European Gold Coins you’ll find available today as investment or collectible purchase options. The first use of the term “franc” to refer to a gold coin originated in France between 1360 and 1380. A silver coin was issued with the “franc” denomination from 1575 to 1641, and eventually became the nation’s official currency from 1795 to 1999.

    Most of the French Francs available today come from the 19th century and early 20th century. Beginning in 1803, the French Empire under Napoleon issued gold francs in varying denominations such as 5 Francs, 10 Francs, 20 Francs, and 40 Francs. The most commonly issued coins in this currency were the 20 Francs and 40 Francs denominations. The coins typically featured the portrait of France’s ruling emperor or, during periods of the French Republic, the image of a French president.

    Napoleon Bonaparte was the first to appear on these modern European Gold Coins. His nephew Napoleon III appeared on the coinage from 1848 to 1870 first as the president of the French Republic, and later as the emperor during the renewed French Empire in the late 19th century. The reverse of the coins either featured the coat of arms for France or the legend of its face value and year of issue inside of a wreath circle.

    Swiss Francs Gold Coins

    In 1865, France founded the Latin Monetary Union and established a common standard for gold content in the Francs used by other nations in Europe. By the late 19th century, many other nations were using the Franc as a name for national currencies. Most notable among them was the Swiss Confederation. Although this union dissolved with the outbreak of World War I in Europe, Switzerland continues the use of the Swiss Franc to this day.

    The Swiss Franc was first issued by the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1847, and later by the Swiss Confederation. The Swiss Francs feature the design of Helvetia on the obverse. She is the female personification of Switzerland and is often depicted on European Gold Coins in left-profile relief with her hair down and a small braid of hair across the top of her head. In the background, you’ll notice the towering peaks of the Swiss Alps. The reverse of these Swiss Francs includes the national shield of Switzerland.

    Dutch Guilder Gold Coins

    The first Dutch gold coin recognized internationally was the Dutch gulden in 1517, but the previous Kingdom of Holland issued gold coins as early as 1378. The Dutch Guilder was the official currency of the Netherlands from the 17th century until 2002 and the adoption of the Euro by the member nations of the Eurozone. Dutch Guilder Gold coins were issued primarily in 10 Guilder and 5 Guilder denominations.

    The Dutch Guilder European Gold Coins featured the effigy of the ruling King or Queen of the Netherlands. The most common depictions remaining to this day are those which bear the portrait of Queen Wilhelmina. She was the only child of King William III and her left-profile portrait appeared in various generational designs from 1890 to 1948 when she abdicated the throne as Queen of the Netherlands. The reverse of the coins typically featured the coat of arms for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Dutch Guilder currency was widely used throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the denomination itself is now only in use in the countries of Curacao and St. Maarten as the Netherlands Antillean Guilder. Both countries are independent nations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

    German Mark Gold Coins

    The gold coins of the German Mark were among the shortest-lived European Gold Coins. The German Mark Gold Coin was primarily issued by the German Empire from 1873 to 1914. Prior to the unification of the regions of Germany in 1871, the independent German States that would come to form the German Empire issued various types of coins. Most states used the Vereinsthaler, a silver coin. Southern Germany used a gold coin known as the Gulden and Bremen used a gold coin based upon the Thaler.

    German goldmarks, as the coins were known, became the only official legal tender of the German Empire on January 1, 1876. The coins featured the effigy of the ruling emperor of the German Empire on the obverse. On the reverse of the coins, you’ll find the Imperial German Eagle used as the official coat of arms for the German Empire. The outbreak of World War I in 1914 brought an end to the coining of German Mark gold coins. While available from 1873 to 1914, the German Mark Gold Coins were struck in 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, and 20 Mark denominations. The German Mark remained the official currency of the German nation through the Nazi Era and post-World War II West Germany until the introduction of the Euro.

    Buying European Gold Coins

    JM Bullion has a variety of European Gold Coins available, both those listed above and other coins from smaller collections such as Russian Gold Roubles (Rubles). Feel free to reach out to JM Bullion with your questions at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email.