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Gold Coins of Switzerland

Swiss 20 Francs

20 Francs Types

There are two different types of Swiss 20 franc coins.
The first type Liberty -Helvetia had now got its own page on our website.

Vreneli

Vreneli, Vrenelli or Helvetia Head coins were issued from 1897 until 1949, with some exceptions. Coins produced after 1936 are all restrikes.

The coin obverse features 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

Quantity Premium % Surcharge Rate Buy
1 10.00 £0.00 £172.00 Click here to add this item to your cart
10 6.00 £0.00 £166.00 Click here to add this item to your cart

Switzerland 20 Francs Dates Available

The following coins were all minted in Bern.

Date

Grade
Mintage
Price £
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1900
Uncirculated
400,000
£204.00
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1902
Uncirculated
600,000
£188.00
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1904
Uncirculated
100,000
£219.00
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1906
Uncirculated
100,000
£219.00
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1908
Uncirculated
355,000
£188.00
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1909
Uncirculated
400,000
£188.00
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1910
Uncirculated
375,000
£188.00
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1901
Uncirculated
350,000
£188.00
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1912
Uncirculated
450,000
£188.00
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1913
Uncirculated
700,000
£188.00
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1914
Uncirculated
700,000
£188.00
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1915
Uncirculated
750,000
£188.00
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1916
Uncirculated
300,000
£188.00
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1922
Uncirculated
2,783,678
£188.00
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1926
Uncirculated
50,000
£204.00
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1927
Uncirculated
5,015,000
£188.00
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1930
Uncirculated
3,371,764
£188.00
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1935
Uncirculated
175,000
£188.00
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1947
Uncirculated
9,200,000
£188.00
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1949
Uncirculated
10,000,000
£188.00
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Vreneli or Vrenelli?

Of course, the correct spelling for this coin, and name, is Vreneli not Vrenelli, so why do we give the correct and the incorrect spellings? When we first created this page, we got it wrong. Not being German speakers, and having no friends called Vreneli, we simply failed to consider that there should only be one "L" not two; you may notice that the name of this page includes the incorrect spelling. At some stage, we noticed our error and corrected it in most places. You may wonder why we keep the incorrect spelling also. It's mainly for findability. If we got it wrong, there must be many others who also mis-spell this name. It helps search engines and real people to retain both spellings. When we added this paragraph there were about 9,380 Google results for Vrenelli, and about 56,300 for Vreneli. Although this means that most people would find our pages, up to 17% may not find our pages. As we have also taken the time and effort to state the correct spelling, we hope at least a few people will find our pages and information useful.
We are grateful to Verena (Vreni) Welser of Switzerland for pointing out that we had not corrected the error on all relevant pages. We also did not realise that Vreni itself was short for Verena. Of course we are familiar with the name Vreni Schneider the world famous Swiss skier, but again did not realise until we came to write this, that her actual name is also Verena. We learn something every day!

Specifications

Technical specifications of Swiss gold 20 franc coins.
Denomination Diameter Weight Alloy AGW
20 Francs 21.2 6.4516 .900 0.1867

Notes on Table

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

 

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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 Vrenelli Swiss 20 Francs

Obverse of 1900 Vreneli Swiss 20 Francs

Switzerland

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Reverse of 1900 Vrenelli Swiss 20 Francs

Reverse of 1900 Vreneli Swiss 20 Francs



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