Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn, Coin from Switzerland
CoinFifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn

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 collector coin shows the mount of Matterhorn. It is part of a series about Swiss mountains (German: Schweizer Berge; French: Montagnes suisses).

The Matterhorn (Italian: Cervino; French: Cervin) is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage7,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn - obverse photo

The obverse shows slightly above its centre a small Swiss Cross. Below the centre on two lines, the numeral 50 for the value and a language-neutral abbreviation FR for the denomination (Francs). The mint mark B of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint) is between them.

In concentric circles around, the inscription CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA (translated from Latin: Confederation of Switzerland) and the date of issue: 2004.

Obverse Inscription 50 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004
Reverse
Switzerland / Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn - reverse photo

The centre of the obverse shows the peak of Matterhorn. Around above in the outer ring of the coin, its name in German and French: MATTERHORN · CERVIN.

The name of the designer BUNDI is in small letters in the lower right of the outer ring.

Reverse Inscription MATTERHORN · CERVIN
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Notes

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

See also

There is also a ten-franc bimetallic coin with the same design.

Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn: Known varieties
Variety In Philatelic Numismatic Cover
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn: References to Information Used
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Swissmint 2004 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 2004 Matterhorn: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeFifty Francs
Issued2004
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value50 (x Franc)
Total Mintage7,000
CurrentYes
Material0.900 Gold
DesignerStephan Bundi
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size25.000 mm
Mass11.290 g
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-QYDZ-EVRB
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Fifty Francs 2004 Matterhorn: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldSwitzerland Fr# 523
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 110