20 Rappen Libertas; copper-nickel

Features

Issuer SwitzerlandSwitzerland (1848-date)
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1939-2024
Value 20 Rappen
0.20 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
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, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 26a,
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 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, United States.
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

Reverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
B

Designer: Carl Friedrich Voigt

Edge

Plain

20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel) -  obverse

© CyrusPamelaOne (CC BY-SA)

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 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 1.10 9%
1943 B 10 173 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.53 $ 0.59 $ 1.90 11%
1944 B Photo 7 139 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.96 9%
1945 B 1 992 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 1.00 4%
1947 B 5 131 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.30 $ 0.45 $ 0.97 7%
1947 B $ 5.30 0.4% Dot over 4 in date
1950 B 5 970 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.44 $ 0.76 7%
1951 B 3 640 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.55 $ 0.83 5%
1952 B 3 075 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.48 $ 0.53 4%
1953 B 6 958 000 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.84 7%
1954 B 1 504 000 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 $ 0.90 3%
1955 B 9 103 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.53 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.59 $ 0.94 $ 0.94 10%
1956 B 5 111 000 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 0.50 $ 3.80 6%
1957 B 2 535 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.57 4%
1958 B 5 037 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.53 $ 0.67 $ 0.73 $ 0.90 6%
1959 B 10 136 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.27 $ 0.41 $ 0.43 $ 0.49 $ 2.50 10%
1960 B 15 469 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.19 $ 0.29 $ 0.36 $ 0.49 $ 1.00 13%
1961 B 8 234 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.45 $ 0.48 $ 0.75 8%
1962 B 30 145 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.36 $ 0.48 $ 0.99 $ 2.60 19%
1963 B 9 020 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 2.30 9%
1964 B 14 370 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.33 $ 0.47 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 12%
1965 B 15 005 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.43 $ 0.75 $ 1.50 12%
1966 B 10 785 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 9%
1967 B 8 995 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.36 $ 0.39 $ 0.80 8%
1968 B 10 540 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 1.00 9%
1969 B 39 875 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.34 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 21%
1970  45 605 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.58 $ 1.10 23%
1971  25 160 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.19 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.38 $ 0.86 14%
1974  30 023 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 16%
1974  2 400 0.19% Proof
1975  50 050 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.29 $ 0.43 $ 0.92 21%
1975  10 000 0.3% Proof
1976  23 145 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.15 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.99 12%
1976  5 130 0.19% Proof
1977  14 005 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.32 $ 0.48 $ 0.87 8%
1977  7 030 0.17% Proof
1978  14 805 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.29 $ 0.31 $ 0.37 $ 0.78 $ 0.78 9%
1978  10 000 0.14% Proof
1979  18 368 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.29 $ 0.40 $ 1.20 10%
1979  10 000 0.19% Proof
1980  24 560 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.53 13%
1980  10 000 0.3% Proof
1981  22 020 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.74 $ 1.00 12%
1981  10 000 0.3% Proof
1982  25 035 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.30 $ 0.53 12%
1982  10 000 0.3% Proof
1983  10 026 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 6%
1983  11 000 0.14% Proof
1984  22 055 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.41 $ 0.97 10%
1984  14 000 0.15% Proof
1985  40 027 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.45 $ 0.73 15%
1985  12 000 0.18% Proof
1986 B 10 289 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.31 $ 0.90 6%
1986 B 10 000 0.16% Proof
1987 B 10 019 100 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 0.36 $ 3.30 6%
1987 B 8 800 0.13% Proof
1988 B 25 020 700 $ 0.15 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.56 10%
1988 B 9 050 0.18% Proof
1989 B 20 022 700 $ 0.20 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.26 $ 0.27 $ 1.10 $ 2.00 9%
1989 B 8 800 0.17% Proof
1990 B 6 525 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 4%
1990 B 8 900 0.15% Proof
1991 B 48 066 100 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 $ 0.25 $ 0.37 $ 0.53 15%
1991 B 9 900 0.19% Proof
1992 B 12 620 300 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.46 $ 0.96 7%
1992 B 7 450 0.18% Proof
1993 B 32 516 400 $ 0.10 $ 0.13 $ 0.18 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.27 $ 0.53 11%
1993 B 6 300 0.20% Proof
1994 B 20 017 300 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.38 $ 0.97 7%
1994 B 6 100 0.14% Proof
1995 B 8 018 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.47 $ 0.96 4%
1995 B 6 100 0.13% Proof
1996 B 4 017 300 $ 0.21 $ 0.30 3%
1996 B 6 100 0.08% Proof
1997 B 6 016 500 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.57 $ 0.86 3%
1997 B 5 500 0.09% Proof
1998 B 7 016 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 2.30 4%
1998 B 4 800 0.11% Proof
1999 B 4 016 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.28 $ 0.53 2%
1999 B 5 000 0.04% Proof
2000 B 3 020 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 1.9%
2000 B 5 500 0.09% Proof
2001 B 7 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.32 $ 0.68 $ 2.00 3%
2001 B 5 184 0.10% Proof
2002 B 12 024 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.32 $ 0.91 $ 0.91 5%
2002 B 4 518 0.10% Proof
2003 B 10 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.96 4%
2003 B 4 520 0.12% Proof
2004 B 10 026 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 4%
2004 B 4 168 0.07% Proof
2005 B 6 024 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.33 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 3%
2005 B 3 783 0.08% Proof
2006 B 5 026 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.52 $ 0.96 2%
2006 B 4 000 0.06% Proof
2007 B 22 024 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.19 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 6%
2007 B 3 415 0.15% Proof
2008 B 41 022 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.28 $ 0.97 9%
2008 B 3 286 0.16% Proof
2009 B 32 022 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.25 $ 0.37 $ 0.76 7%
2009 B 3 115 0.13% Proof
2010 B 18 022 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.32 $ 0.40 $ 0.75 5%
2010 B 4 000 0.10% Proof
2011 B 20 022 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.34 $ 0.41 $ 1.10 4%
2011 B 4 000 0.10% Proof
2012 B 32 022 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 1.10 5%
2012 B 4 000 0.12% Proof
2013 B 32 020 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.29 $ 0.42 $ 0.66 5%
2013 B 3 500 0.12% Proof
2014 B 30 022 000 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.54 $ 0.89 4%
2014 B 3 000 0.11% Proof
2015 B 20 026 000 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.37 $ 0.53 2%
2015 B 3 000 $ 1.00 0.10% Proof
2016 B 15 028 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 $ 0.33 $ 0.44 1.6%
2016 B 3 000 0.08% Proof
2017 B 13 029 500 $ 0.33 $ 0.33 $ 0.36 $ 0.40 1.2%
2017 B 2 500 0.07% Proof
2018 B 10 027 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.44 $ 1.10 0.9%
2018 B 2 500 0.12% Proof
2019 B 15 019 500 $ 0.42 0.7%
2019 B 2 500 $ 0.90 0.10% Proof
2020 B 15 017 500 $ 11 0.3%
2020 B 2 500 0.04% Proof
2021 B 5 018 500 0.14%
2021 B 2 500 0.06% Proof
2022 B 1 011 000 0.10%
2022 B 2 000 0.04% Proof
2023 B 1 020 750 0.12%
2023 B 2 000 0.04% Proof
2024 B 0.05%
2024 B 0.03% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel)Picture 1 of a sold 20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel)Picture 1 of a sold 20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel)Picture 1 of a sold 20 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel)
Heritage Auctions
2024 March 19 Spotlight: Switzerland World Coins Showcase Auction 61378
Lot 24073
Internet Archive
Mar 19, 2024 1944 B UNC USD 114.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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