The 20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin is your chance to obtain a part of history. In 1848, the Swiss Confederation was formed, and they adopted the Swiss Franc as their official national currency. This currency was tied to the French Franc. The Franc was used as a pseudo-international monetary piece before the Euro was introduced. The Swiss Franc is recognized as a stable and credible coin, leading to its high demand.
The 20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin featuring Helvetia without a crown is the most common design for the coin. They were issued from 1897 to 1935 as well as in 1947 and 1949. The Bern Mint was the issuing mint for all 20 Franc Swiss Gold Coins.
Although older than modern bullion coins, many of these coins have remained in great condition. This listing is for varied conditions and years, with most coins being in About Uncirculated condition. Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee the condition or year of the coin you will receive. GoldClub Direct staff picks the coins for the order during the fulfillment process. Each coin is guaranteed to contain .1867 oz of .900 pure gold and will ship in protective packaging.
The obverse face features the portrait of Helvetia in left-profile relief, designed by Fritz Ulysse Landry in 1895. Helvetia is known as the female personification of Switzerland. The background includes the peaks of the Swiss Alps.
The reverse of the 20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin displays the Switzerland coat of arms, also designed by Landry. The national shield of Switzerland is centered, with oak leaves surrounding it in the background. The face value and year of issue are also included on this face.