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20 Rappen

20 Rappen -  obverse20 Rappen -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1881-1938
Value 20 Centimes / Rappen / Centesimi (0.20 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Nickel (magnetic)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21.05 mm
Thickness 1.44 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-2004
References KM# 29,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 26,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.
HMZ# 2-1208
  • Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 1. Die Münzen der Schweiz : Antike bis Mittelalter. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866465084.
  • Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866465046.

Obverse

Head of Libertas (Roman goddess and personification of Liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied in a ribbon, wearing a tiara bearing the inscription "LIBERTAS". Date below, flanked by quaterfoils.

Lettering:
CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA
LIBERTAS
1984

Translation:
Swiss Confederation
Libertas

Engraver: Karl Schwenzer

Karl Schwenzer (born February 26, 1843 in Löwenstein, died November 29, 1904 in Stuttgart) was a royal Württemberg court medalist, who has carried out in the period from about 1875 until his death in 1904, virtually all Württemberg coins and medals of that time.

Reverse

Value as a numeral, within a wreath formed of two branches of alpine rose (Rhododendron ferrugineum) tied in a ribbon at 6 o'clock. Mint mark below.

Lettering:
20
B

Engraver: Karl Friedrich Voigt

Edge

Smooth

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1881 B 1,000,000 2.64 9.11 7%
1883 B 2,500,000 0.79 0.96 2.51 14%
1884 B 4,000,000 0.60 1.01 2.33 18%
1885 B 3,000,000 0.98 1.16 1.48 15%
1887 B 500,000 4.81 4.37 4.37 5% rare
1891 B 1,000,000 0.56 4.06 7%
1893 B 1,000,000 1.12 3.65 7%
1894 B 1,000,000 0.79 1.42 3.44 7%
1896 B 1,000,000 2.03 7%
1897 B 500,000 2.47 5%
1898 B 500,000 7.08 4% rare
1899 B 500,000 2.67 4%
1900 B 1,000,000 0.79 7%
1901 B 1,000,000 0.67 2.47 7%
1902 B 1,000,000 0.67 0.67 7%
1903 B 1,000,000 3.37 7%
1906 B 1,000,000 1.28 7%
1907 B 1,000,000 7%
1908 B 1,500,000 0.51 0.51 1.41 10%
1909 B 2,000,000 0.84 1.02 10%
1911 B 1,000,000 1.25 2.64 5.12 7%
1912 B 2,000,000 0.25 0.81 0.81 11%
1913 B 1,500,000 0.93 2.02 10%
1919 B 1,500,000 0.73 1.57 5.09 9%
1920 B 3,100,000 0.38 0.87 2.05 16%
1921 B 2,500,000 1.21 1.98 14%
1924 B 1,100,000 0.84 1.17 7%
1925 B 1,500,000 1.80 2.25 10%
1926 B 1,500,000 0.51 2.05 10%
1927 B 500,000 4.78 5% rare
1929 B 2,000,000 0.54 1.02 13%
1930 B 2,000,000 0.94 0.96 10%
1931 B 2,250,000 0.98 1.05 11%
1932 B 2,000,000 0.84 1.52 10%
1933 B 1,500,000 1.46 8%
1934 B 2,000,000 1.07 1.07 10%
1936 B 1,000,000 6%
1938 B 2,805,000 1.66 2.07 13%

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