Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel, Coin Type from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel, Coin Type from Switzerland (issued 1939 - )
Coin TypeTwenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel

The Twenty Centimes coin is a small circulating denomination of the Swiss Franc. Given that Switzerland has four official languages, the sub-unit of the Franc has four different names; it is centime (c.) in French, Rappen (Rp.) in German, centesimo (ct.) in Italian and rap (rp.) in Romansh. Some English-language catalogues call the coin a 20 Rappen coin, but the English-language publications of the Swiss National Bank and Swissmint prefer the term 20 centimes.

The first version of the 20 centimes / rappen coin was designed by Carl Friedrich Voigt of the Munich Mint (then Royal Bavarian Mint). On the obverse it featured the Swiss Coat of Arms (a rendering quite different from that on the One Centime and Two Centimes denominations released at the same time but designed by Alexander Hutter), on two flower (Alpine rose) branches. The reverse shows the value (only a numeral, no text) within a flower wreath. This original reverse has remained unchanged and is still used on current coins. This version was lighter (3.25 grams) and made of billon (an alloy with a very low quantity of silver), the composition of which varied through the years.

The first version was issued only until 1859 and was demonetised on 30th June 1886.

In 1881, the obverse was changed to a design by Karl Schwenzer featuring the effigy of Libertas. The metal was changed to pure nickel and the coin became heavier (4 grams). The nickel version was issued until 1938 and circulated until it was finally demonetised on 1st January 2004.

Current 20 centime coins are made of cupro-nickel; this version was first issued in 1939 and is still currently produced.

Obverse
Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel - obverse photo

The obverse features an effigy of Libertas, the Roman goddess and embodiment of Liberty. It depicts a female head looking right, with a ribbon in her hair, wearing a diadem with the text LIBERTAS on it. Around, the legend · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · (translated from Latin: Swiss Federation), separated from the date [year] below by quatrefoils (flower shape with four leaves) for dots.

Obverse Inscription· CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · [year]
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel - reverse photo

The reverse shows the value 20 (only a numeral, no text) within a wreath of flowers (Alpine roses). This original reverse has remained unchanged since 1850 to present.

The mint mark B of Swissmint (earlier known as the Bern Mint or the Federal Mint of Switzerland) is under the ribbon tying the wreath for coins issued between 1939 and 1969 (incl.) and 1986 and later; coins issued between 1970 and 1985 have no mint mark.

Reverse Inscription20
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel (73)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1939 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1939 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1939 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 8,100,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1943 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1943 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1943 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,173,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1944 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1944 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1944 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,139,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1945 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1945 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1945 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 1,992,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1947 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1947 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1947 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,131,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1950 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1950 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1950 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,970,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1951 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1951 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1951 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 3,640,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1952 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1952 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1952 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 3,075,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1953 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1953 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1953 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 6,958,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1954 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1954 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1954 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 1,504,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1955 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1955 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1955 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 9,103,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1956 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1956 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1956 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,111,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1957 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 2,535,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1958 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1958 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1958 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,037,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1959 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1959 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1959 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,136,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1960 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1960 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1960 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,469,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1961 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1961 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1961 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 8,234,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1962 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1962 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1962 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 30,145,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1963 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1963 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1963 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 9,020,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1964 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1964 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1964 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 14,370,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1965 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1965 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1965 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,005,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1966 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1966 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1966 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,785,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1967 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1967 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1967 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 8,995,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1968 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1968 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1968 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,540,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1969 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1969 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1969 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 39,875,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1970 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1970 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1970 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 45,605,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1971 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1971 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1971 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 25,160,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1974 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1974 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1974 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 30,025,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1975 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1975 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1975 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 50,060,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1976 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1976 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1976 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 23,150,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1977 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1977 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1977 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 14,012,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1978 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1978 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1978 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 14,815,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1979 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1979 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1979 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,378,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1980 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1980 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1980 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 24,570,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1981 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1981 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1981 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 22,030,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1982 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1982 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1982 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 25,045,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1983 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1983 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1983 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,037,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1984 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1984 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1984 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 22,069,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1985 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1985 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1985 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 40,039,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1986 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1986 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1986 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,299,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1987 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1987 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1987 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,028,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1988 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1988 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1988 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 25,029,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1989 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1989 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1989 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 20,031,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1990 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1990 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1990 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 6,534,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1991 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1991 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1991 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 48,076,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1992 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1992 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1992 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 12,628,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1993 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1993 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1993 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 32,523,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1994 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 20,023,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1995 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 8,024,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1996 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 4,023,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1997 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 6,022,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1998 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,021,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1999 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 4,021,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2000 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 3,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2001 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2001 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2001 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,028,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2002 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 12,030,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2003 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,028,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2004 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2004 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2004 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,029,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2005 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 6,029,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2006 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,030,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 22,028,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2008 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2008 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2008 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 41,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2009 Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2009 - reverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2009 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 32,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2010 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2011 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 20,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2012 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 32,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2013 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 32,023,500
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2014 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 30,022,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2015 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 20,026,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2016 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,028,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2017 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 13,029,500
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2018 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,027,000
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2019 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,022,000
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Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Sub-type ofTwenty Centimes (Rappen)
From1939
Face Value20 (x Centime)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerCarl Friedrich Voigt, Karl Schwenzer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)21.0500
Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)4
Twenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel: Photos
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Coin, Switzerland, 20 Rappen 1981
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Coin, Switzerland, 20 Rappen 1981
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