About this set: France, Gold 100 Francs "Angel Writing" Set (1878-1913):
Perhaps the Angel represents the Spirit of France and she is shown on the coin writing the French Constitution. The Rooster symbolizing Vigilance appears next to the Angel. Behind the Angel stands the fasces or bundle of rods -- a symbol of power previously carried by Roman magistrates. On top of the fasces is the Hand of Justice. The slogan “Liberté Egalité Fraternité” appears on the reverse along with the date. These are beautiful large gold coins, difficult to obtain in true mint state. This set is a work in progress.
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