Swiss gold coins 20 francs Vreneli, 1897–1936, 1947, 1949.

The Vreneli (in German and French), Marengo (in Italian) is the popular name for a range of gold coins of the Swiss Confederation. The official name of these coins is “Helvetia head”, “Helvetiakopf” (in German) or “Helvetia head” (in English). These coins were issued between 1897 and 1936, as well as in 1947 and 1949. The price of the 20 Swiss Francs in gold is communicated every day.

Price of the vreneli 20 Swiss Francs.

.USDDollar CADEUROSCHF
EREF07 vreneli 20 Swiss Francs Gold360.6454.36350429.12

The name of the coin come from “Verena” a female personification of the Swiss Confederation (similar to the French “Marianne” or the American “Lady liberty”), whose effigy, probably taken from a portrait of Françoise Kramer (Neuchâtel 1859-1946)2, adorns the reverse of the coin. The coin is also known as Helvetia because of the inscription above the portrait.

YearVolumePrice
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1897400.000 ➽ 12 coins proof version (wick) : 144 000 (Є)
➽ 29 coins swiss gold from Gongo : 100 000
Regular strike : Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1898400.000 Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1899300.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1900400.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1901500.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1902600.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1903200.0001,1 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1904100.0001,2 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1905100.0001,2 ×  Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1906100.0001,2 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1907150.0001,1 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1908355.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1909400.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1910375.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1911350.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1912450.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1913700.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1914700.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1915750.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1916300.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 19222.783.678Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1925400.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 192650.0001,6 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 19275.015.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 19303.371.764 ➽ Die axis Medallic orientation: 1,1 × Cpor Price
➽ Die Rotation of 45°: 3 × Cpor Price, from 1000 to 1500 CHF
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 1935175.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin L1935B (2)20.008.813 ➽ Die Rotation of 75° : 3 × Cpor Price, from 1000 to 1500 CHF
➽ Type Edge with small stars in relief 21 stars1,5× Cotation Cpor
hammer die defect # 1
Break on the reverse, 2 mm from the edge of the coin .: 1,1 × Cpor Price
hammer die defect # 2
Break on the reverse on the oak leaves above the shield. 1,1 × Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 19479.200.000Cpor Price
20 Franc Swiss Gold Coin 194910.000.000➽ Die Rotation of 45° : 2,5 × Cpor Price, de 900 à 1200 CHF
➽Die Rotation of 90° : 2,5 × Cpor Price, de 900 à 1300 CHF
Regular strike : Cpor Price
(1) Universal Brilliant Strike with Swiss gold from the Gondo Valley, recognizable with a small punched cross in the center of the Swiss cross
(2) The coin L1935B was minted in 1945, 1946 and 1947 with twenty million re-stamps of the original demonetized coin (20,008,813) bearing the vintage “L1935B”, with the “L” indicating “ingot”, and the “B” indicating the Minting workshop in Bern, were minted in 1945 (3,500,000), 1946 (7,108,813) and 1947 (9,400,000). source wikipedia Broken coins (only 1935L) and rotations of the 20 francs Vreneli 1930, 1935LB, 1949:
Typing errors affecting the reverse/reverse rotation angles in the direction of a watch relative to the normal position.
  • Obverse: Bust of Helvetia in front of a mountainous landscape. Below the portrait appears the signature “F. LANDRY”. All coins issued between 1897 and 1949 were designed by the engraver Fritz Ulysse Landry of Neuchâtel.
  • Reverse: The reverse of the 20-franc coin bears the Swiss coat of arms (from gules to the silver-bored cross) on an oak branch with the face value on either side of the shield. These coins were minted in the mint workshop in Bern (but the engraving of the matrix was made at the Monnaie de Paris). The parts are identified by a “B” hallmark (without a dot). The listel bears the grènetis. The grènetis refers more particularly to the row of small grains in relief located at the edge of the coins. The edge of the coin show little stars in relief.

By Alexandre Laurent

Alexandre Laurentl is working in the jewelry and investment gold since 2002. Alexandre graduated from The Normandy School of Business and from the University of Perpignan a Bachelor of economics in 1995.

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