Hundreds of people lined up Friday as the mint opened reservations. Coins must be reserved by May 7 with delivery expected in mid-June.
By Saturday morning, buyers on line were offering €1,200 for the coin....
What makes this coin unusual is its face value is well above its bullion value. The €1000 coin contains 20 g of gold, worth about 655 euros. Since the bullion value doesn't deter circulation, it might be spent in shops.
The French mint plans to issue only 10,000 of them. More's the pity.