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½ Franc

½ Franc -  obverse ½ Franc -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-2019
Value 1/2 Franc / Franken / Franco
0.5 CHF = 0.51 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 23a, Schön# 27a, Schön# 57
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland, wearing a toga, is holding a spear and is leaning on a Swiss shield. She is encircled by the 22 stars representing the 22 cantons in which the Confederation then consisted. Later, a 23rd star was added.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
A. BOVY INCT.

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Reverse

Lettering:
1/2 Fr.
1981

Engraver: Antoine Bovy

Edge

Reeded

Comments

KM# 23 = Schön# 27
KM# 23a.1 = Schön# 27a.1
KM# 23a.2 = Schön# 27a.2
KM# 23a.3 = Schön# 57

If present, the mintmark is located at the bottom of the reverse below the ribbon.
Coins of years 1968 and 1969 without mint mark were struck in London, UK.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  20,000,000 0.44 0.62 0.75 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1968 B 44,920,000 0.40 0.31 0.55 0.55 1.53 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1969  31,400,000 0.43 0.52 0.50 0.61 1.09 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1969 B 51,704,000 0.55 0.78 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1970  52,620,000 0.80 0.55 0.63 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1971  34,472,000 0.54 0.54 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1972  9,996,000 0.75 0.69 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1973  5,000,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1974  45,006,000 0.47 0.61 0.55 1.66 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1974  2,400 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1975  27,234,000 0.61 0.60 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1975  10,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1976  10,009,000 0.50 0.54 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1976  5,130 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1977  19,011,000 0.52 0.48 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1977  7,030 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1978  20,818,000 0.50 0.48 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1978  10,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1979  27,014,000 0.55 0.44 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1979  10,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1980  31,064,000 0.59 0.60 2.40 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1980  10,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1981  30,155,000 0.72 0.60 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1981  10,000 KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1982  30,151,000 0.36 0.69 0.58 2.00 KM#23a.2 (with 22 stars; medal alignment)
1982  10,000 KM#23a.2 (with 22 stars; medal alignment) Proof
1983  22,020,000 0.64 0.52 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1983  11,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1984  22,036,000 0.49 0.60 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1984  14,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1985  6,026,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1985  12,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1986 B 5,021,400 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1986 B 10,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1987 B 10,019,100 0.69 0.51 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1987 B 8,800 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1988 B 5,020,700 0.53 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1988 B 9,050 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1989 B 10,022,700 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1989 B 8,800 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1990 B 20,023,100 0.78 0.80 0.52 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1990 B 8,900 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1991 B 10,026,100 0.52 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1991 B 9,900 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1992 B 30,020,300 0.59 0.52 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1992 B 7,450 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1993 B 13,016,400 0.78 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1993 B 6,300 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1994 B 15,017,300 0.55 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1994 B 6,100 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1995 B 10,018,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1995 B 6,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1996 B 8,017,300 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1996 B 6,100 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1997 B 6,016,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1997 B 5,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1998 B 6,016,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1998 B 4,800 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1999 B 5,016,000 0.53 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1999 B 5,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2000 B 4,020,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2000 B 5,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2001 B 6,022,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2001 B 5,184 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2002 B 2,024,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2002 B 4,518 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2003 B 2,022,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2003 B 4,520 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2004 B 2,026,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2004 B 4,168 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2005 B 1,024,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2005 B 3,783 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2006 B 2,025,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2006 B 4,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2007 B 18,024,000 0.50 0.80 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2007 B 3,415 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2008 B 25,022,000 0.55 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2008 B 3,286 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2009 B 27,022,000 0.83 0.72 1.04 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2009 B 3,115 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2010 B 27,022,000 0.53 0.72 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2010 B 4,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2011 B 15,022,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2011 B 4,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2012 B 20,022,000 0.39 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2012 B 4,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2013 B 23,020,000 0.55 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2013 B 3,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2014 B 15,000,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2014 B 3,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2015 B 18,026,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2015 B 3,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2016 B 15,028,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2016 B 3,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2017 B 14,029,500 1.07 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2017 B 2,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2018 B 10,027,000 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2018 B 2,500 KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2019 B
2019 B 2,500 Proof

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