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Gold Coins of Switzerland

Swiss 20 Francs


Technical specifications of the most frequently encountered Swiss gold coins.
20 Francs21.26.4516.9000.1867


Denomination = Face value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

20 Francs Types

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.

Switzerland 20 Francs - Our Choice

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DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailablePrice £Price $
188320 FrancsLibertas - Helvetia - Reeded Edgealmost Uncirculated400,000Sold£164$276
188620 FrancsLibertas - HelvetiaEF250,000Yes£164$276
189220 FrancsLibertas - HelvetiaEF100,000Sold£164$276
189320 FrancsLibertas - Helvetiaalmost Uncirculated400,000Sold£164$276
189420 FrancsLibertas - HelvetiaEF121,000Sold£$
189520 FrancsLibertas - Helvetiaalmost EF200,000Yes£164$276
189620 FrancsLibertas - Helvetiaalmost Uncirculated400,000Sold£164$276
189720 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated400,000Yes£164$276
189820 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated400,000Yes£164$276
189920 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated300,000Yes£164$276
190020 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated400,000Yes£164$276
190120 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated500,000Sold£$
190220 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated600,000Sold£164$276
190320 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated200,000Sold£$
190420 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated100,000Yes£164$276
190520 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated100,000Sold£$
190620 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated100,000Sold£164$276
190720 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated150,000Sold£$
190820 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated355,000Yes£164$276
190920 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated400,000Yes£164$276
191020 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated375,000Sold£164$276
191120 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated350,000Sold£$
191220 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated450,000Sold£164$276
191320 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated700,000Sold£164$276
191420 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated700,000Sold£164$276
191520 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated750,000Yes£164$276
191620 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated300,000Yes£164$276
192220 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated2,784,000Yes£164$276
192520 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated400,000Sold£$
192620 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaAlmost Uncirculated50,000Yes£$
192720 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated5,015,000Yes£157$264
193020 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated3,372,000Yes£157$264
193520 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated20,009,000Yes£157$264
194720 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated9,200,000Ask£157$264
194920 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaUncirculated10,000,000Sold£157$264
Our Choice20 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaSelected Yes£150$252
Our Choice20 FrancsVrenelli - HelvetiaBullion Grade Yes£144$242

Bullion Coins

We tend to sell bullion 20 Francs at a similar premium to bullion sovereigns.
Please call us for current prices and availability.

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Swiss Silver and Base Metal Coins

For silver and base metal coins of Switzerland, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
Obverse of 1900 Swiss 20 Francs

Obverse of 1900 Swiss 20 Francs


Countries Index

Reverse of 1900 Swiss 20 Francs

Reverse of 1900 Swiss 20 Francs

Obverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs

Obverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs

Reverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs

Reverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs

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