1 Franc Helvetia seated; 80% silver


Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1860-1861
Value 1 Franc (1 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Silver (.800) (20% copper)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.22 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 31 December 1877
Number N# 19980
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1203,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Divo/Tob19# 306,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 9a,
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# 21a,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 27
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: Helvetia seated series


Helvetia seated, facing left, wearing laurel wreath and toga, with right arm raised, and holding shield with coat of arms of Switzerland in left hand. Plow and wheat spikes to the right. Mountains behind.

Script: Latin


Engraver: Ferdinand Korn

Designer: Friedrich Fisch


Wreath formed of oak and alpine rose branches tied with a ribbon below.

Script: Latin

1 Fr.

Engraver: Ferdinand Korn

Designer: Friedrich Fisch



1 Franc (Helvetia seated; 80% silver) -  obverse

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1860 B 515 000 18%
1860 B 0.6% Specimen
1861 B 3 002 000 $ 19 89%
1861 B 1.2% Specimen

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