Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship, Coin from Switzerland
CoinFifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship

The Fifty 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.

In regular circulation, the denomination is served by a banknote. These gold coins are non-circulating legal tender made for collectors and struck in proof grade only. They are issued in topical series, celebrating various aspects of Swiss heritage or nature. Swissmint has issued at least one every year since 2001. Initially, both sides of the coin carried a commemorative design; starting from 2004, the obverse is the same and only the reverse changes. (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 edge is inscribed with the motto DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT (The Lord will provide - a quote from the Bible, Genesis 22, 8), and thirteen stars representing the original thirteen cantons of the Swiss Federation.

This coin commemorates the International Ski Federation Alpine World Ski Championships which took place in St. Moritz in 2003.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage4,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship - obverse photo

The centre of the obverse shows a panorama of Saint Moritz and the Engadin Valley with the lakes of Saint Moritz, Champfèr, Silvaplana, and Segl between the Western Rhaetian Alps in Switzerland.

In the field below left, the name of the designer: ANDREAS HIS.

Around above, CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA (from Latin: Swiss Federation).

Around below, ST. MORITZ.

Obverse Inscription CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA ST. MORITZ
Reverse
Switzerland / Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship - reverse photo

The reverse design shows a skier going down-slope to the right.

Below the skier, the value and denomination above: 50 FR (fifty francs), below which the date of issue 2003.

Around above, the inscription FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS.

The B mint mark of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint) is in the left field.

Reverse Inscription 50 FR 2003 FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Notes

Finish: proof.
Packaging: in presentation box with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship: Known varieties
Variety In Philatelic Numismatic Cover
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship: References to Information Used
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Swissmint 2003 Mintage link
All (22) coins of type: Fifty Francs
Coin NameMintageLegend
Fifty Francs 2001 Heidi 5,000 HELVETIA 50 FR 2001
Fifty Francs 2002 Expo.02 5,000 HELVETIA 50 FR www.expo.02.ch 2002
Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship 4,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA ST. MORITZ
Fifty Francs 2004 FIFA Centenary 10,000 50 FR 2004 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn 7,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004
Fifty Francs 2005 Geneva Motor Show 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2005
Fifty Francs 2006 Pontifical Swiss Guard 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2006
Fifty Francs 2007 Swiss National Bank 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2007
Fifty Francs 2008 International Year of Planet Earth 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2008
Fifty Francs 2009 Pro Patria 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2009
Fifty Francs 2010 Albert Anker 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2010
Fifty Francs 2011 A Bell for Ursli 6,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2011
Fifty Francs 2012 Pro Juventute 3,940 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2012
Fifty Francs 2013 Gotthard Mail Coach 4,410 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2013
Fifty Francs 2014 Swiss National Park 4,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2014
Fifty Francs 2015 Aventicum 5,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2015
Fifty Francs 2016 Gottardo 4,500 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2016
Fifty Francs 2017 Barry 4,500 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2017
Fifty Francs 2018 William Tell 4,500 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018
Fifty Francs 2019 Crocodile Locomotive 5,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019
Fifty Francs 2020 Roger Federer 10,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020
Fifty Francs 2021 Women’s Right to Vote 5,000 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021
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Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeFifty Francs
Issued2003
Face Value50 (x Franc)
Total Mintage4,000
CurrentYes
Material0.900 Gold
DesignerAndreas His
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass11.290 g
OCC IDBYNK-EDDC-KRQD-EPQM
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Fifty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldSwitzerland Fr# 522
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 105