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 celebrates Roger Federer, a famous Swiss tennis player.
He was born in Basel on 8 August 1981. At the age of 16, he decided to leave school in order to pursue a career in tennis. He made his debut on the ATP Tour in 1998 and has since won 103 singles and eight doubles titles (at end-October 2019). He is one of the few players to have won all four Grand Slam titles (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) at least once. In 2008, he became Olympic doubles champion together with Stan Wawrinka, the Swiss professional tennis player, and won silver in the singles in 2012. In 2014, he won the Davis Cup for the first time with the Swiss team. To date, Roger Federer has headed the world rankings for the longest, with a total of 310 weeks at the top, including a record-breaking run of 237 consecutive weeks. He is also the oldest player to have topped the list. Moreover, in 2004 and from 2007 to 2009, he finished the year as the world No. 1.
These, and many other successes and records, as well as his versatile playing style, have led many tennis experts to already rank Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player of all time, even while he continues to be active on the circuit. In addition to his sporting brilliance, Roger Federer is above all the perfect ambassador for Switzerland. He has a unique way of embodying likeability, down-to-earthness, success and eloquence.
|Variety||Proof in presentation box|
|Mintage||Issued: 9,500 (included in total)|
Proof, with numbered certificate.
Swissmint Article no. GM2021AUPP. Date of issue: 3 September 2020. Issue price: 680 CHF.
|Variety||Proof in presentation box, signed|
|Mintage||Issued: 500 (included in total)|
Proof, with numbered certificate signed by the artist.
Swissmint Article no. GM2021AUPPS. Date of issue: 3 September 2020. Issue price: 690 CHF.
|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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|Face Value||50 (x Franc)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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