20 Rappen Libertas; copper-nickel

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-2022
Value 20 Rappen
0.2 CHF = USD 0.22
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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 178
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
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. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
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.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 26a,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 25
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Series: Libertas series

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

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.

Script: Latin

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)

Comments

Different types are known.

Obverse
Die 1 from model 1879 - large central dots in decorations, thick nostril with a curved back line, half of left pearl in diadem hidden behind hair.
Die 2 - small central dots in decorations, thin nostril, left pearl in diadem far from hair.

Reverse
Die A from model 1879 - all details thick, top of the tail of 2 wide.
Die B - reengraved, all details thinner and further from each other, midribs of each leaf well defined, top of the tail of 2 sharp.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev


Combinations
1+A: 1879-1981.
2+A: 1982.
Picture: © Images courtesy of Alexandr Prokofyev


2+B: 1982-2021.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1939 B 8 100 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.67 $ 0.51 $ 1.06 10%
1943 B 10 173 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.33 $ 0.52 $ 0.91 11%
1944 B 7 139 000 $ 0.72 $ 0.34 $ 0.51 $ 1.02 9%
1945 B 1 992 000 $ 0.49 $ 1.06 4%
1947 B 5 131 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.53 $ 1.12 7%
1947 B 0.2% Dot over 4 in date
1950 B 5 970 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.45 $ 0.75 7%
1951 B 3 640 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.67 $ 0.58 5%
1952 B 3 075 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.46 5%
1953 B 6 958 000 $ 0.71 $ 0.56 $ 0.90 8%
1954 B 1 504 000 $ 0.74 $ 1.12 $ 0.88 3%
1955 B 9 103 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.62 $ 0.56 $ 0.62 10%
1956 B 5 111 000 $ 0.74 $ 0.46 $ 0.45 $ 0.57 7%
1957 B 2 535 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.56 4%
1958 B 5 037 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.71 $ 0.94 7%
1959 B 10 136 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.34 $ 0.66 10%
1960 B 15 469 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.28 $ 0.38 $ 0.52 $ 0.19 13%
1961 B 8 234 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.34 $ 0.47 $ 0.48 8%
1962 B 30 145 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.24 $ 0.25 $ 0.38 $ 0.52 $ 1.04 19%
1963 B 9 020 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 $ 0.38 $ 2.09 9%
1964 B 14 370 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.49 $ 1.00 12%
1965 B 15 005 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.24 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.52 $ 0.77 $ 1.56 12%
1966 B 10 785 000 $ 0.37 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.56 9%
1967 B 8 995 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.31 $ 0.37 $ 0.84 9%
1968 B 10 540 000 $ 0.65 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 $ 0.55 $ 0.49 10%
1969 B 39 875 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.40 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.39 $ 0.97 22%
1970  45 605 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.34 $ 0.39 $ 0.62 23%
1971  25 160 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.34 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.39 $ 0.90 15%
1974  30 023 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.27 $ 0.26 $ 0.24 $ 0.34 $ 0.66 $ 0.56 16%
1974  2 400 0.2% Proof
1975  50 050 000 $ 0.49 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.30 $ 1.28 $ 0.90 22%
1975  10 000 0.3% Proof
1976  23 145 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.25 $ 0.34 $ 0.19 $ 1.04 13%
1976  5 130 0.2% Proof
1977  14 005 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.26 $ 0.29 $ 0.91 8%
1977  7 030 0.18% Proof
1978  14 805 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.31 9%
1978  10 000 0.18% Proof
1979  18 368 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.37 $ 0.31 $ 0.43 $ 0.84 10%
1979  10 000 0.19% Proof
1980  24 560 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.27 $ 0.26 $ 0.47 13%
1980  10 000 0.3% Proof
1981  22 020 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.92 $ 0.56 12%
1981  10 000 0.3% Proof
1982  25 035 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.56 12%
1982  10 000 0.3% Proof
1983  10 026 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.73 6%
1983  11 000 0.14% Proof
1984  22 055 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.26 $ 1.02 $ 0.56 11%
1984  14 000 0.18% Proof
1985  40 027 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.22 $ 0.24 $ 0.22 $ 0.80 $ 0.76 15%
1985  12 000 0.2% Proof
1986 B 10 289 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.94 6%
1986 B 10 000 0.16% Proof
1987 B 10 019 100 $ 0.45 $ 0.39 6%
1987 B 8 800 0.16% Proof
1988 B 25 020 700 $ 0.16 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.26 $ 0.66 $ 0.56 11%
1988 B 9 050 0.2% Proof
1989 B 20 022 700 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.25 $ 1.12 9%
1989 B 8 800 0.2% Proof
1990 B 6 525 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.24 4%
1990 B 8 900 0.18% Proof
1991 B 48 066 100 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.22 $ 0.39 $ 0.56 15%
1991 B 9 900 0.2% Proof
1992 B 12 620 300 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 7%
1992 B 7 450 0.17% Proof
1993 B 32 516 400 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.56 11%
1993 B 6 300 0.2% Proof
1994 B 20 017 300 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 1.02 8%
1994 B 6 100 0.16% Proof
1995 B 8 018 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.20 $ 0.49 4%
1995 B 6 100 0.15% Proof
1996 B 4 017 300 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 3%
1996 B 6 100 0.10% Proof
1997 B 6 016 500 $ 0.57 $ 0.26 3%
1997 B 5 500 0.10% Proof
1998 B 7 016 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.25 4%
1998 B 4 800 0.11% Proof
1999 B 4 016 000 $ 0.20 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 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.56 3%
2001 B 5 184 0.08% Proof
2002 B 12 024 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.19 $ 1.02 $ 1.68 5%
2002 B 4 518 0.13% Proof
2003 B 10 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 4%
2003 B 4 520 0.14% Proof
2004 B 10 026 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.43 4%
2004 B 4 168 0.07% Proof
2005 B 6 024 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.44 $ 0.22 3%
2005 B 3 783 0.08% Proof
2006 B 5 026 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.56 2%
2006 B 4 000 0.07% Proof
2007 B 22 024 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.27 6%
2007 B 3 415 0.13% Proof
2008 B 41 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.28 $ 1.01 9%
2008 B 3 286 0.16% Proof
2009 B 32 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.28 $ 0.30 $ 1.01 7%
2009 B 3 115 0.14% Proof
2010 B 18 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.56 5%
2010 B 4 000 0.10% Proof
2011 B 20 022 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.33 4%
2011 B 4 000 0.11% Proof
2012 B 32 022 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.34 $ 0.21 5%
2012 B 4 000 0.14% Proof
2013 B 32 020 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.21 $ 0.70 4%
2013 B 3 500 0.14% Proof
2014 B 30 022 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.31 $ 0.21 $ 0.57 3%
2014 B 3 000 0.11% Proof
2015 B 20 026 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.22 $ 0.56 1.8%
2015 B 3 000 0.10% Proof
2016 B 15 028 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.72 1.3%
2016 B 3 000 0.09% Proof
2017 B 13 029 500 $ 0.21 $ 0.56 0.8%
2017 B 2 500 0.08% Proof
2018 B 10 027 000 $ 1.03 0.4%
2018 B 2 500 0.14% Proof
2019 B 15 019 500 0.14%
2019 B 2 500 0.12% Proof
2020 B 15 017 500 0.13%
2020 B 2 500 0.04% Proof
2021 B 5 018 500 0.08%
2021 B 2 500 0.04% Proof
2022 B 1 011 000 0%
2022 B 2 000 0% Proof

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