Gold Swiss 20 Franc

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20 Franc (Swiss)
Edge Reeded
Years of minting 1897 to 1935

1947 and 1949

Obverse
Reverse

 

Helvetia - Libertas
There are two different types of Swiss 20 franc coins. The first type with a laureate head of Liberty, wearing a coronet bearing the word "LIBERTAS", with the inscription "CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA". The reverse shows a 5 pointed star above the red cross of Switzerland on a simple shield within a wreath. The inscription at either side of the shield 20 FR, with the date below. The letter B, the mintmark for Bern, appears below the wreath. This type was issued form 1886 to 1896 inclusive.
 

Vreneli - (Vrenelli)
The second type known as "Vreneli" or "Vrenelli" has a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss), with mountains behind, And the inscription HELVETIA above. The reverse has a swiss cross on a more ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons. The value 20 FR appears at the sides of the shield, and the date below. This type was issued from 1897 to 1935, then again in 1947 and 1949. The model for the portrait was Francoise Engli.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Swiss 20 Franc Coin Mintage
 

Denomination Diameter Weight Alloy AGW
20 Francs 21.2 6.4516 .9000 .1867

 

Date Denomination Mintage
1883 20 Francs 400,000
1886 20 Francs 250,000
1892 20 Francs 100,000
1893 20 Francs 400,000
1894 20 Francs 121,000
1895 20 Francs 200,000
1896 20 Francs 400,000
1897 20 Francs 400,000
1898 20 Francs 400,000
1899 20 Francs 300,000
1900 20 Francs 400,000
1901 20 Francs 500,000
1902 20 Francs 600,000
1903 20 Francs 200,000
1904 20 Francs 100,000
1905 20 Francs 100,000
1906 20 Francs 100,000
1907 20 Francs 150,000
1908 20 Francs 355,000
1909 20 Francs 400,000
1910 20 Francs 375,000
1911 20 Francs 350,000
1912 20 Francs 450,000
1913 20 Francs 700,000
1914 20 Francs 700,000
1915 20 Francs 750,000
1916 20 Francs 300,000
1922 20 Francs 2,784,000
1925 20 Francs 400,000
1926 20 Francs 50,000
1927 20 Francs 5,015,000
1930 20 Francs 3,372,000
1935 20 Francs 20,009,000
1947 20 Francs 9,200,000
1949 20 Francs 10,000,000

 

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