20 Rappen Libertas; copper-nickel

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-2021
Value 20 Centimes / Rappen / Centesimi
0.2 CHF = 0.22 USD
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel; non-magnetic)
Weight 4.00 g
Diameter 21.05 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References HMZ 2# 1208,
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.
Divo/Tob19# 312,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 29a,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 26a,
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.
Y# 25
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.

Obverse

Head of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon and wearing tiara.

Lettering:
CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA
LIBERTAS
⸭ 1944 ⸭

Translation: Swiss Confederation

Designer: 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

Wreath formed of two alpine rose springs with flowers tied with a ribbon below.

Lettering:
20
B

Designer: Karl Friedrich Voigt

Karl Friedrich Voigt (6 October 1800, Berlin - 13 October 1874, Trieste ) was a German medalist, engraver, gemstone cutter and die sinker. From 1829 to 1855 he was the chief engraver and medalist at the Royal Bavarian Mint in Munich. There, he was a die cutter for numerous coins of the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1832, he also made coin dies in Munich for the Greek King Otto I, of the House of Wittelsbach, as well as various coins and medals for the Vatican state.

Edge

Plain.

20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel) -  obverse

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Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939 B 8,100,000 0.59 0.98 0.54 6.87 10%
1943 B 10,173,000 0.36 0.35 0.55 0.99 11%
1944 B 7,139,000 0.75 0.48 0.56 1.08 9%
1945 B 1,992,000 0.74 0.70 4%
1947 B 5,131,000 0.35 0.59 1.19 7%
1947 B 0.80 0.2% Dot over 4 in date
1950 B 5,970,000 0.33 0.48 0.80 7%
1951 B 3,640,000 0.40 0.83 0.62 5%
1952 B 3,075,000 0.54 5%
1953 B 6,958,000 0.75 0.59 0.95 8%
1954 B 1,504,000 0.79 1.19 3%
1955 B 9,103,000 0.59 1.08 0.59 0.65 10%
1956 B 5,111,000 0.86 0.49 0.51 0.67 6%
1957 B 2,535,000 0.54 0.75 4%
1958 B 5,037,000 0.59 0.75 7%
1959 B 10,136,000 0.24 0.50 0.41 0.11 10%
1960 B 15,469,000 0.29 0.30 0.40 0.55 13%
1961 B 8,234,000 0.40 0.36 0.50 0.51 8%
1962 B 30,145,000 0.24 0.24 0.42 0.58 1.11 20%
1963 B 9,020,000 0.21 0.36 0.36 3.28 9%
1964 B 14,370,000 0.24 0.36 0.52 12%
1965 B 15,005,000 0.42 0.30 0.36 0.55 1.65 12%
1966 B 10,785,000 0.36 0.36 1.00 9%
1967 B 8,995,000 0.21 0.33 0.39 9%
1968 B 10,540,000 0.69 0.21 0.43 0.50 2.14 9%
1969 B 39,875,000 0.42 0.36 0.36 0.42 1.36 22%
1970  45,605,000 0.30 0.21 0.26 0.30 0.36 0.76 1.19 23%
1971  25,160,000 0.21 0.36 0.25 0.30 0.32 0.71 15%
1974  30,023,000 0.29 0.27 0.30 0.36 0.83 16%
1974  2,400 0.20% Proof
1975  50,050,000 0.52 0.29 0.30 0.32 21%
1975  10,000 0.4% Proof
1976  23,145,000 0.13 0.21 0.27 0.36 1.11 13%
1976  5,130 0.2% Proof
1977  14,005,000 0.21 0.30 0.30 8%
1977  7,030 0.19% Proof
1978  14,805,000 0.24 0.36 0.40 9%
1978  10,000 0.18% Proof
1979  18,368,000 0.21 0.42 0.40 0.45 10%
1979  10,000 0.20% Proof
1980  24,560,000 0.24 0.24 0.30 0.27 13%
1980  10,000 0.3% Proof
1981  22,020,000 0.21 0.21 0.25 0.30 12%
1981  10,000 0.3% Proof
1982  25,035,000 0.06 0.24 0.24 0.30 0.59 12%
1982  10,000 0.3% Proof
1983  10,026,000 0.24 0.30 0.30 6%
1983  11,000 0.15% Proof
1984  22,055,000 0.30 0.36 0.27 0.77 11%
1984  14,000 0.20% Proof
1985  40,027,000 0.24 0.24 0.25 0.24 0.81 15%
1985  12,000 0.20% Proof
1986 B 10,289,000 0.21 0.25 0.24 6%
1986 B 10,000 0.16% Proof
1987 B 10,019,100 0.54 0.52 6%
1987 B 8,800 0.15% Proof
1988 B 25,020,700 0.18 0.21 0.33 0.30 11%
1988 B 9,050 0.2% Proof
1989 B 20,022,700 0.30 0.31 1.08 9%
1989 B 8,800 0.2% Proof
1990 B 6,525,000 0.24 0.24 4%
1990 B 8,900 0.15% Proof
1991 B 48,066,100 0.10 0.24 0.30 0.24 0.42 15%
1991 B 9,900 0.2% Proof
1992 B 12,620,300 0.24 0.48 7%
1992 B 7,450 0.16% Proof
1993 B 32,516,400 0.24 0.24 0.25 0.24 11%
1993 B 6,300 0.19% Proof
1994 B 20,017,300 0.24 0.24 0.36 1.08 7%
1994 B 6,100 0.15% Proof
1995 B 8,018,000 0.24 0.19 4%
1995 B 6,100 0.16% Proof
1996 B 4,017,300 0.43 0.43 3%
1996 B 6,100 0.09% Proof
1997 B 6,016,500 0.61 0.24 3%
1997 B 5,500 0.09% Proof
1998 B 7,016,000 0.51 0.24 4%
1998 B 4,800 0.10% Proof
1999 B 4,016,000 0.21 3%
1999 B 5,000 0.06% Proof
2000 B 3,020,000 1.9%
2000 B 5,500 0.10% Proof
2001 B 7,022,000 0.24 0.29 3%
2001 B 5,184 0.09% Proof
2002 B 12,024,000 0.21 0.20 0.81 1.78 5%
2002 B 4,518 0.13% Proof
2003 B 10,022,000 0.24 0.26 4%
2003 B 4,520 0.14% Proof
2004 B 10,026,000 0.24 0.45 4%
2004 B 4,168 0.08% Proof
2005 B 6,024,000 0.46 0.24 0.59 3%
2005 B 3,783 0.08% Proof
2006 B 5,026,000 0.27 2%
2006 B 4,000 0.08% Proof
2007 B 22,024,000 0.36 0.29 6%
2007 B 3,415 0.14% Proof
2008 B 41,022,000 0.24 0.36 0.30 0.54 1.07 9%
2008 B 3,286 0.17% Proof
2009 B 32,022,000 0.29 0.29 6%
2009 B 3,115 0.13% Proof
2010 B 18,022,000 0.24 0.36 4%
2010 B 4,000 0.10% Proof
2011 B 20,022,000 0.45 0.35 4%
2011 B 4,000 0.12% Proof
2012 B 32,022,000 0.29 0.36 5%
2012 B 4,000 0.14% Proof
2013 B 32,020,000 0.59 0.23 0.74 4%
2013 B 3,500 0.15% Proof
2014 B 30,022,000 0.42 0.23 0.81 3%
2014 B 3,000 0.12% Proof
2015 B 20,026,000 0.24 1.6%
2015 B 3,000 0.11% Proof
2016 B 15,028,000 0.76 1.1%
2016 B 3,000 0.09% Proof
2017 B 13,029,500 0.59 0.7%
2017 B 2,500 0.09% Proof
2018 B 10,027,000 0.3%
2018 B 2,500 0.15% Proof
2019 B 0.15%
2019 B 2,500 0.13% Proof
2020 B 0.11%
2020 B 2,500 0.06% Proof
2021 B 0.03%
2021 B 0.01% Proof

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