France - 20 Francs Gold Napoleon III (AU), 1857
The coin shows a bare-headed portrait of Louis, with the inscription NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR. The reverse design consists of the value 20 FRANCS and the date in three lines surrounded by a laurel wreath. Around the outside of the wreath is the inscription EMPIRE FRANCAIS. The mintmark A appears below the wreath. The edge is inscribed in raised lettering DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE. Coins of this type were issued from 1853 to 1860 inclusive.
Issue year: 1857