Swiss Vreneli 20 Franc - 5,81 gram Gold


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  • Gold Vreneli 20 francs / 5.81g

    The "Gold Vreneli" is one of the most famous Swiss gold coins. It is the successor of the Helvetia minted between 1883 and 1896. Helvetia is the neo-Latin name for Switzerland and the female figure that appears on the coins. She is also referred to as Libertas (freedom) and is considered a symbol for all Confederates. There are a whopping 58.6 million pieces of the 20-franc gold coin in circulation, which was minted between 1897-1949. This is due to the fact that it was and still is the custom in Switzerland to put Vreneli in the cradle for the birth. But also very popular as gifts and competition prizes.

    Rare years of issue, theoretically out of the question for gold investors because of the high premium to the gold price, are the 1904-06 (only 100,000 each), 1926 (50,000) and 1935 (175,000).

    Starting in 1931, many countries began devaluing their currencies due to the Great Depression. On September 27, 1936, the "Federal Decree on Extraordinary Measures to Restore the Financial Balance in the Federal Budget" also devalued the Swiss franc by about 30% to bring it into line with the changed international conditions. The gold parity was lowered from 290 mg to 190 to 215 mg of fine gold per franc. In addition, the Swiss National Bank was relieved of its obligation to exchange banknotes for gold. As a result, the gold coins, although they have not been taken out of circulation to this day, lost their market value, as the gold value of the 20-franc piece rose to about 28 francs. The gold coins have been mainly hoarded since then.


    The obverse of the 20-franc coin shows a bust of a woman facing left, her rich hair tied up in a braided pigtail, her dress embroidered with edelweiss, against a mountain background. Above the bust of the woman is the inscription "Helvetia", and at the bottom right of the edge, recessed, the name of the artist "F. Landry".


    The back shows the Swiss coat of arms in a cut-out shield on a lush oak branch, the currency, the year, and to the right of it the mint mark B (pearl circle). The post-war mintages of the year of issue "1935" have an additional "L" (Lingot = ingot) to the left of the year. The edge lettering is raised and consists of 22 stars (for cantons, 7/7/8). Coins from 1947 and 1949 respectively have the edge lettering "AD LEGEM ANNI MCMXXXI".

    Available sizes:

     FinenessTotal Weightsize
    2,903 g10,00 SFr.10 Franken Vreneli1911 - 1922minted9003,226 gØ 19,00 x 0,90 mm
    5,806 g20,00 SFr.20 Franken Vreneli1897 - 1949minted9006,452 gØ 21,00 x 1,25 mm
    29,032 g100,00 SFr.100 Franken Vreneli1922minted90032,258 gØ 35,00 x 2,20 mm


  • Gross weight in grams6,45
    Taxsteuerfrei nach § 25c UStG
    ConditionUmlaufware - Bankenstandard
    Single packageim durchsichtigen Münztäschchen
    Multi packageanalog Einzelverpackung
    Thickness in mm1,25
    Diameter/Width in mm21
    Embossing yearverschiedene Jahrgänge
    Par value20 SFr

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