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 obverse designed by Roland Hirter. It is worth mentioning that some sources consider it the other way round, and call the commemorative part the obverse; however, we are going with the standard definition, which is that "obverse" is the side which specifies the issuing authority.
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.
|Ten Francs 2004 Matterhorn||111,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004|
|Ten Francs 2005 Jungfrau||89,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2005|
|Ten Francs 2006 Piz Bernina||75,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2006|
|Ten Francs 2007 Ibex||89,300||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2007|
|Ten Francs 2008 Mountain Eagle||76,300||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2008|
|Ten Francs 2009 Red Deer||71,800||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2009|
|Ten Francs 2010 Alpine Marmot||71,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2010|
|Ten Francs 2011 Bern Onion Market||65,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2011|
|Ten Francs 2012 Cow Fighting||52,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2012|
|Ten Francs 2013 Silvesterchlausen||49,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2013|
|Ten Francs 2014 Gansabhauet Sursee||44,664||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2014|
|Ten Francs 2015 Return from the Alpine Pastures||47,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2015|
|Ten Francs 2016 Edelweiss||36,000||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2016|
|Ten Francs 2017 Gentiana||34,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2017|
|Ten Francs 2018 Silver Thistle||34,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018|
|Ten Francs 2019 Roe Deer||33,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019|
|Ten Francs 2020 Hare||33,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020|
|Ten Francs 2021 Fox||33,500||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021|
|Ten Francs 2022 Morteratsch Glacier||20,300||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2022|
|Ten Francs 2023 Rosenlaui Glacier||20,750||10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023|
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