|Coin Type||Ten Francs, Bimetallic|
The Ten Francs coin is a denomination of the Swiss Franc. Given that Switzerland has four official languages, the Franc has three different names: Franken in German, franc in French and Romansh, and franco in Italian. Initially when federal Swiss coinage was introduced in 1850, all "francs" (including the half franc) were full-bodied silver, while the centimes were either billon (low-grade silver) or base metal.
The normal circulating 5 FR denomination was supplemented by circulating commemorative one-year type 5 Franc coins in silver and copper-nickel.
In 1999, Swissimint changed the concept and started striking non-circulating commemoratives for collectors only, which were bimetallic 5 Francs at first. After only six coins were issued in the first five years, this format was discontinued. Further non-circulating bimetallic coins are now denominated as 10 Francs, such as those listed below. They share a common reverse designed by Roland Hirter.
The 10 Francs are bimetallic and have the same dimensions as the bimetallic 5 Francs, but their colours are reversed: with an Aluminium Bronze outer ring (92% copper, 6% Aluminium, 2% Nickel) and a copper-nickel inner circle (75% copper, 25% nickel). They are issued in topical series, celebrating various aspects of Swiss heritage or nature.
Various obverses as individually described in the listings below.
The reverse shows the value 10 in the lowest part of the inner circle, and denomination FR below that, in the outer ring. The mint mark B of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint) is between them, in the inner circle.
The legend CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA (translated from Latin: Confederation of Switzerland) is separated - the first word is around above left in the outer ring, and the second word is around above right in the inner circle.
There is a small Swiss Cross in the upper part of the inner circle, below the H of HELVETICA.
The date [year] is around below right in the outer ring.
|Reverse Inscription||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA [year]|
|Edge||Milled interrupted (segmented reeding)|
Note that there was an unrelated earlier gold 10 Francs coin issued between 1911 and 1922.
|Ten Francs 2004 Matterhorn||111,000||MATTERHORN · CERVIN|
|Ten Francs 2005 Jungfrau||89,500||JUNGFRAU|
|Ten Francs 2006 Piz Bernina||75,000||PIZ BERNINA|
|Ten Francs 2007 Ibex||89,300||PARC NAZIUNAL SVIZZER|
|Ten Francs 2008 Mountain Eagle||76,300||PARC NATIONAL SUISSE|
|Ten Francs 2009 Red Deer||71,800||SCHWEIZERISCHER NATIONALPARK|
|Ten Francs 2010 Alpine Marmot||71,000||PARCO NAZIONALE SVIZZERO|
|Ten Francs 2011 Bern Onion Market||65,000||BERNER ZIBELEMÄRIT|
|Ten Francs 2012 Cow Fighting||52,500||COMBATS DE REINES|
|Ten Francs 2013 Silvesterchlausen||49,500||SILVESTERCHLAUSEN|
|Ten Francs 2014 Gansabhauet Sursee||44,664||GANSABHAUET|
|Ten Francs 2015 Return from the Alpine Pastures||47,000||(none)|
|Ten Francs 2016 Edelweiss||36,000||FLORA ALPINA|
|Ten Francs 2017 Gentiana||34,500||FLORA ALPINA|
|Ten Francs 2018 Silver Thistle||34,500||FLORA ALPINA|
|Ten Francs 2019 Roe Deer||33,500||CAPREOLUS|
|Ten Francs 2020 Hare||33,500||LEPUS|