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½ Franc

½ Franc -  obverse½ Franc -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1968-2020
Value 1/2 Franc / Franken / Franco
0.5 CHF = 0.51 USD
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 23a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 27a,
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Schön# 57
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

½ Franc -  obverse

© Saber82

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 Frequency
1968  20,000,000 0.49 0.60 0.74 18% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1968 B 44,920,000 0.45 0.45 0.56 0.56 1.68 18% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1969  31,400,000 0.48 0.51 0.52 0.60 1.23 20% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1969 B 51,704,000 0.52 0.54 0.70 1.43 18% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1970  52,620,000 0.54 0.54 0.54 25% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1971  34,472,000 0.51 0.50 0.50 18% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1972  9,996,000 0.54 0.65 7% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1973  5,000,000 4% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1974  45,006,000 0.46 0.55 0.55 1.62 20% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1974  2,400 0.4% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1975  27,234,000 0.41 0.75 0.68 0.68 14% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1975  10,000 0.2% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1976  10,009,000 0.52 0.52 7% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1976  5,130 0.14% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1977  19,011,000 0.49 0.49 10% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1977  7,030 0.14% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1978  20,818,000 0.54 0.50 0.50 11% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1978  10,000 0.3% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1979  27,014,000 0.51 0.50 0.50 13% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1979  10,000 0.18% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1980  31,064,000 0.55 0.56 0.65 2.34 14% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1980  10,000 0.5% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1981  30,155,000 0.66 0.66 14% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment)
1981  10,000 0.3% KM#23a.1 (with 22 stars; coin alignment) Proof
1982  30,151,000 0.18 0.50 0.56 0.61 1.41 16% KM#23a.2 (with 22 stars; medal alignment)
1982  10,000 0.4% KM#23a.2 (with 22 stars; medal alignment) Proof
1983  22,020,000 0.52 0.52 11% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1983  11,000 0.3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1984  22,036,000 0.49 0.56 11% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1984  14,000 0.3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1985  6,026,000 0.65 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1985  12,000 0.13% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1986 B 5,021,400 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1986 B 10,000 0.13% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1987 B 10,019,100 0.38 0.58 0.58 1.95 6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1987 B 8,800 0.20% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1988 B 5,020,700 0.54 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1988 B 9,050 0.15% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1989 B 10,022,700 6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1989 B 8,800 0.20% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1990 B 20,023,100 0.52 0.74 0.64 0.64 9% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1990 B 8,900 0.17% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1991 B 10,026,100 0.52 5% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1991 B 9,900 0.15% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1992 B 30,020,300 0.54 0.56 0.56 12% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1992 B 7,450 0.2% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1993 B 13,016,400 0.76 6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1993 B 6,300 0.12% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1994 B 15,017,300 0.54 7% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1994 B 6,100 0.14% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1995 B 10,018,000 0.80 5% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1995 B 6,000 0.17% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1996 B 8,017,300 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1996 B 6,100 0.09% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1997 B 6,016,500 0.60 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1997 B 5,500 0.12% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1998 B 6,016,000 0.51 0.65 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1998 B 4,800 0.08% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
1999 B 5,016,000 0.54 3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
1999 B 5,000 0.07% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2000 B 4,020,000 2% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2000 B 5,500 0.10% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2001 B 6,022,000 0.78 1.79 3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2001 B 5,184 0.10% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2002 B 2,024,000 1.5% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2002 B 4,518 0.13% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2003 B 2,022,000 1.6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2003 B 4,520 0.14% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2004 B 2,026,000 1.8% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2004 B 4,168 0.07% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2005 B 1,024,000 1.0% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2005 B 3,783 0.06% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2006 B 2,025,000 0.73 1.6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2006 B 4,000 0.08% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2007 B 18,024,000 0.51 0.51 0.73 6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2007 B 3,415 0.09% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2008 B 25,022,000 0.54 0.87 7% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2008 B 3,286 0.10% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2009 B 27,022,000 0.51 0.73 1.01 7% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2009 B 3,115 0.2% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2010 B 27,022,000 0.54 0.68 0.68 6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2010 B 4,000 0.17% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2011 B 15,022,000 0.62 0.62 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2011 B 4,000 0.10% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2012 B 20,022,000 0.57 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2012 B 4,000 0.13% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2013 B 23,020,000 0.49 0.54 4% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2013 B 3,500 0.09% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2014 B 15,000,000 0.70 3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2014 B 3,000 0.17% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2015 B 18,026,000 2% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2015 B 3,000 0.16% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2016 B 15,028,000 0.52 1.6% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2016 B 3,000 0.16% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2017 B 14,029,500 1.04 0.8% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2017 B 2,500 0.12% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2018 B 10,027,000 0.3% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment)
2018 B 2,500 0.2% KM#23a.3 (with 23 stars, medal alignment) Proof
2019 B 0.10%
2019 B 2,500 0.16% Proof
2020 B 0%
2020 B 2,500 0% Proof

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