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20 Francs - 1892 - B - 21 mm

KM-031.3 - 6,45 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Lettered

Mintage - 0,100M

The coin was minted at the Bern mint.  The obverse features a bust of Liberty with LIBERTAS spelled out of the tiara. The surrounding Latin legend is HELVETIAN CONFEDERATION.  The reverse has the nation arms within a wreath with a star above, the denomination to the sides and the date 1782 below. The mintmark B (for the Berne mint) is found under the bottom of the wreath. The is the edge lettered variety with the Latin legend DOMINUS XXX PROVIDEBIT XXXXXXXXXX (God provides for us).


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20 Francs - 1896 - B - 21 mm

KM-031.3 - 6,45 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Lettered

Mintage - 0,400M

The coin was minted at the Bern mint.  The obverse features a bust of Liberty with LIBERTAS spelled out of the tiara. The surrounding Latin legend is HELVETIAN CONFEDERATION.  The reverse has the nation arms within a wreath with a star above, the denomination to the sides and the date 1896 below. The mintmark B (for the Berne mint) is found under the bottom of the wreath. The is the edge lettered variety with the Latin legend DOMINUS XXX PROVIDEBIT XXXXXXXXXX (God provides for us).


10 Francs - 1913 - B

KM-036 - 3,23 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Milled

Mintage - 0,600M

The obverse features a bust of Vreneli, a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss?), with mountains behind with the legend HELVETIA (the old Roman name for Switzerland).  The obverse was designed by F Landry.  The reverse has a radiate version of the Swiss arms at the top, a wreath at the bottom, and the denomination 10 FR and the date 1913 in the centre. At the bottom is the mintmark B (for the Bern mint).


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20 Francs - 1926-B - 21 mm

KM-035.1 - 6,45 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Milled

Mintage - 0,050M

The obverse features a bust of Vreneli, a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss?), with mountains behind with the legend HELVETIA (the old Roman name for Switzerland).  The obverse was designed by F Landry.  The reverse has the Swiss cross on a ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons flanked on the sides by the denomination 20 FR. The date 1926 is below with the mintmark B (for the Bern mint) to the right. This is the reeded edge variety.


20 Francs - 1930-B - 21 mm

KM-035.1 - 6,45 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Milled

Mintage - 3,372M

The obverse features a bust of Vreneli, a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss?), with mountains behind with the legend HELVETIA (the old Roman name for Switzerland).    The obverse was designed by F Landry.The reverse has the the Swiss cross on a ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons flanked on the sides by the denomination 20 FR. The date 1930 is below with the mintmark B (for the Bern mint) to the right. This is the reeded edge variety.


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20 Francs - 1935-LB - 21 mm

KM-035.1 - 6,45 g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Milled

Mintage - 20,009M

The obverse features a bust of Vreneli, a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss?), with mountains behind with the legend HELVETIA (the old Roman name for Switzerland).  The obverse was designed by F Landry. The reverse has the the Swiss cross on a ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons flanked on the sides by the denomination 20 FR. The date 1930 is below with the mintmark B (for the Bern mint) to the right and L to the left (which denotes that these coins were actually minted in 1946-48). 


20 Francs - 1949-B - 21 mm

KM-035.2 - 6,45  g

Fineness - 0,900 Au

Edge - Lettered

The obverse features a bust of Vreneli, a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (edelweiss?), with mountains behind with the legend HELVETIA (the old Roman name for Switzerland).  The obverse was designed by F Landry. The reverse has the the Swiss cross on a ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons flanked on the sides by the denomination 20 FR. The date 1949 is below with the mintmark B (for the Bern mint) to the right. This is the edge lettered variety which has the Latin Legend AD LEGEM ANNI MCMXXXI (in accordance with the law of 1931).


 

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