2 Francs

Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1874-1967
Value 2 Francs / Franken / Franchi (2 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 10 g
Diameter 27.4 mm
Thickness 2.09 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 04-01-1971
References KM# 21,
  • 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# 29
  • 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.

Obverse

Standing figure of Helvetia (personification of Switzerland), facing left, wearing a toga, holding a spear in right hand, and leaning on a shield with the coat of arms of Switzerland. 22 stars around.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
A. BOVY INCT.

Reverse

Value and date in the centre field, within a wreath formed of two branches: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) on the left and alpine rose (Rhododendron ferrugineum) on the right, both tied in a ribbon at 6 o'clock. Mint mark below.

Lettering:
2 Fr.
1936
B

Edge

Reeded

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1874 B 1,000,000 18.03 5%
1874 B 0.13% Specimen
1875 B 982,000 9.02 9.62 21.64 5%
1875 B 0.10% Specimen
1878 B 1,500,000 7.33 9.26 9.34 7%
1878 B 0.13% Specimen
1879 B 518,000 21.39 4%
1879 B 0.13% Specimen
1886 B 1,000,000 6.01 10.49 10.59 8%
1886 B 0.10% Specimen
1894 A 700,000 9.62 6%
1894 A 0.13% Specimen
1896 B 0.4%
1896 B 20 0.13% Specimen
1901 B 50,000 1.1%
1901 B 0.10% Specimen
1903 B 300,000 8.41 10.82 5%
1903 B 0.17% Specimen
1904 B 200,000 4%
1904 B 0.10% Specimen
1905 B 300,000 9.87 4%
1905 B 0.13% Specimen
1906 B 400,000 8.78 9.93 6%
1906 B 0.10% Specimen
1907 B 300,000 7.35 13.22 5%
1907 B 0.13% Specimen
1908 B 200,000 12.02 3%
1908 B 0.17% Specimen
1909 B 300,000 4.81 14.43 4%
1909 B 0.13% Specimen
1910 B 250,000 8.02 14.43 4%
1910 B 0.10% Specimen
1911 B 400,000 13.87 5%
1911 B 0.13% Specimen
1912 B 0.3% Specimen
1912 B 400,000 7.21 16.26 5% with a B
1913 B 300,000 12.89 9.95 4%
1913 B 0.13% Specimen
1914 B 1,000,000 8.56 7.83 9%
1914 B 0.13% Specimen
1916 B 250,000 11.10 4%
1916 B 0.10% Specimen
1920 B 2,300,000 6.68 9.87 6.61 14%
1920 B 0.3% Specimen
1921 B 2,000,000 7.21 11.71 12.02 13%
1921 B 0.10% Specimen
1922 B 4,000,000 14.43 5%
1922 B 0.10% Specimen
1928 B 750,000 13.02 7%
1928 B 0.17% Specimen
1931 B 500,000 14.08 5%
1931 B 0.10% Specimen
1932 B 250,000 13.22 4%
1932 B 0.10% Specimen
1936 B 250,000 10.43 4%
1936 B 0.17% Specimen
1937 B 250,000 6.61 3%
1937 B 0.13% Specimen
1939 B 1,455,000 7.99 10.22 10%
1939 B 0.17% Specimen
1940 B 2,503,000 6.35 7.96 7.21 14%
1940 B 0.13% Specimen
1941 B 1,192,000 7.35 8.57 9%
1941 B 0.17% Specimen
1943 B 2,089,000 6.89 8.70 12%
1943 B 0.13% Specimen
1944 B 6,276,000 4.81 6.84 8.64 10.88 27%
1944 B 0.3% Specimen
1945 B 1,134,000 10.82 11.70 8%
1945 B 0.17% Specimen
1946 B 1,629,000 7.13 8.70 9.50 10%
1946 B 0.17% Specimen
1947 B 500,000 10.82 6.66 5%
1947 B 0.13% Specimen
1948 B 920,000 6.49 8%
1948 B 0.13% Specimen
1953 B 438,000 6.01 13.22 4%
1953 B 0.10% Specimen
1955 B 1,032,000 11.42 9.22 6%
1955 B 0.2% Specimen
1957 B 2,298,000 6.49 10.88 8.70 10%
1957 B 0.17% Specimen
1958 B 650,000 8.41 8.91 9.44 10%
1958 B 0.2% Specimen
1959 B 2,905,000 8.84 8.68 6%
1959 B 0.13% Specimen
1960 B 1,980,000 6.47 7.21 8%
1960 B 0.13% Specimen
1961 B 4,653,000 6.84 6.68 12.02 13%
1961 B 0.13% Specimen
1963 B 8,030,000 4.81 6.01 6.55 9.62 9.71 17%
1963 B 0.17% Specimen
1964 B 4,558,000 5.41 8.41 10.88 12.02 11%
1964 B 0.2% Specimen
1965 B 8,526,000 7.16 8.40 8.63 9.87 13%
1965 B 0.3% Specimen
1967 B 4,132,000 8.90 11.36 8%
1967 B 0.6% Specimen

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