20 Francs "Vreneli" AD LEGEM ANNI MCMXXXI

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1947-1949
Value 20 Francs
20 CHF = 21 USD
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 6.45 g
Diameter 21.00 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 283832
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References HMZ 2# 1195,
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# 293,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 35.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Fr# 499,
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.
Y# 41
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: Vreneli series

Obverse

Bust of young woman from Oberhasli facing left, with tresses and a garland of edelweiss. Mountains in the background.

Lettering: HELVETIA

Designer: Fritz Ulysse Landry

Fritz Ulysse Landry, born in Le Locle on 26 September 1842 and died in Neuchâtel on 7 January 1927, is a Swiss medalist and sculptor. He is best known for being the author of the engraving that adorns the Swiss Vreneli gold coins.

Reverse

Coat of arms of Switzerland. Oak (Quercus robur) branch with acorns and ribbons behind.

Lettering:
20 FR
1947 B

Designer: Fritz Ulysse Landry

Fritz Ulysse Landry, born in Le Locle on 26 September 1842 and died in Neuchâtel on 7 January 1927, is a Swiss medalist and sculptor. He is best known for being the author of the engraving that adorns the Swiss Vreneli gold coins.

Edge

Embossed lettering.

Lettering: 🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉🟉 AD | LEGEM ANNI | MCMXXXI 🟉 |

Translation: According to the law of 1931.

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

• Richter #A86 - 1949, 45° axis rotation.
⸰ Example of this error:

© Sincona AG
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 35, 26 October 2016, Lot 5690, sold for 850 CHF.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1947 B 9 200 000 246 270 340 352 74%
1948 B 1.9%
1949 B 10 000 000 321 341 41%

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