- .1867 Troy oz gold content.
- Backed by the government of Switzerland with a face value of 20 Francs (Swiss).
- The obverse features the left-profile portrait of Helvetia.
- The reverse displays the Swiss shield adorned with oak leaves.
These 20 Francs Swiss Gold Coin Helvetia come in tubes or protective plastic for preservation. You will find the history of the 20 Francs Gold Coin in Switzerland is intricate and fascinating.
Following the Swiss confederation in 1848, the newly formed nation adopted the Swiss Franc, initially tied to the French Franc. The 20 Francs denomination, introduced by Napoleon for France in 1803, served as an international monetary piece before the advent of the modern Euro. Many nations across the continent embraced the 20 Francs denomination.
Switzerland’s 20 Francs Gold Coin encompasses the Helvetica design era, extending to the early 1880s, featuring a crowned Helvetia. However, the 20 Francs Gold Helvetia coins, lacking the crowned design, were issued between 1897 and 1935 and later in 1947 and 1949.
The obverse features the bust of Helvetia, a female personification of Switzerland. Her flowing hair, adorned with a braid, frames the peaks of the Swiss Alps in the background. This iconic design was crafted in 1895 by Fritz Ulysse Landry.
The reverse displays Switzerland’ coat of arms. Centered around the national shield with the traditional cross, the background is embellished with oak leaves, while the face value and year of issue are engraved on this side. Secure your Swiss history with these 20 Francs Gold Coins from Private Bullion today.