Swiss Helvetia – 20 francs – Ten (10) gold coins (.1867 x 10 = 1.867 total oz)
The Gold Swiss Helvetia (also known as “Vrenelis”) is a popular European fractional (less than one oz) gold coin. With a gold content of .1867 troy ounces, at .900 fineness, the 20 franc Helvetia is one of the most popular and iconic gold coins in the world today.
The obverse features Fritz Landry’s depiction of the female national personification of Switzerland, an allegorical figure more commonly known as the Swiss Miss. The reverse features Landry’s rendition of the coat of arms of Switzerland, surrounded by oak leaves, as well as the value (20 FR) and the date of issue.
Each of your ten (10) coins contains .1867 troy ounce aggregate gold, for a total of nearly two troy ounces of pure gold! Coins will be random common date(s) of our choice.
This design of Helvetias was issued from 1897 to 1935, then again in 1947 and 1949. Please see our other listings for coins minted exclusively pre-1933
The 20 franc denomination was first established by Napoleon for France in 1803. Vault Wholesale proudly carries the Swiss 20 francs, as well as French 20 franc coins (Roosters, Angels and Napoleons)
Years minted: 1897-1935; 1947, 1949
Grade: AU (almost uncirculated)
Grading Service: none (ungraded)
Denomination: 20 francs
Metal Content: 0.1867 troy oz per coin
Mint Mark: various
Manufacturer: Bern Mint
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Diameter: 21 mm
Swiss Helvetia – 20 francs