Swiss 20 Francs contain .1867 Troy Ounces of Gold. Coins will arrive in AU or Better Condition. Dates of Our Choice.
First introduced by the Helvetic Republic of Switzerland in 1798, the obverse of each Swiss 20 Franc features the bust of a Vreneli, formally called a Helvetia Head and colloquially referred to as Swiss Miss. The female personification of Switzerland, her hair is delicately braided and she has a garland of flowers at her shoulders. Behind her are the Swiss Alps, and above her is the word HELVETIA. The design, widely regarded as the most beautiful of any Swiss coinage, was used on all gold coins produced in Switzerland from 1897-1936, and again in 1947 and 1949
Helvetia, now the western region of Switzerland, once referred to the entire country, which was officially named the HelveticRepublic in 1798. It remained so until the defeat of Napoleon in 1803.
The reverse of each Swiss 20 Franc features the coat of arms of Switzerland—including the iconic Greek cross—over a branch of oak and ribbons. It is inscribed with the words 20 FR and the coin’s date.
The Swiss 20 Franc has historically been viewed as a safe-haven investment due to low inflation, political neutrality and the legal stipulation that at least 40 percent be backed by gold reserves. Each coin was minted at Switzerland’s mint in Bern, and today, the Swiss Franc is the only franc to be issued in Europe.