Ten Francs 2007 Ibex, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Ten Francs 2007 Ibex, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTen Francs 2007 Ibex

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.

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.

The 2007 Ten Francs collector coin shows an Ibex. It is part of a series about animals in the Swiss National Park (German: Schweizerischer Nationalpark; French: Parc National Suisse).

The obverse of the coin is common with the other commemorative 10 Francs and is designed by Roland Hirter; the reverse is designed by Gian Vonzun.

The Swiss National Park is located in the Western Rhaetian Alps, in eastern Switzerland. It is within the canton of Graubünden, between Zernez, S-chanf, Scuol, and the Fuorn Pass in the Engadin valley on the border with Italy. It is part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The Alpine ibex, also known as the steinbock, bouquetin, or simply ibex, is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. It is a sexually dimorphic species with larger males that carry larger, curved horns. Their coat colour is typically brownish grey.

Bimetallic 10 Franc coins are legal tender but are issued in small quantities for collectors only and do not circulate.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage89,300
Obverse
Switzerland / Ten Francs 2007 Ibex - obverse photo

The obverse shows the value 10 in the lowest part of the inner circle, and denomination FR below that, in the outer ring. The mint mark B of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint) is between them, in the inner circle.

The legend CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA (translated from Latin: Confederation of Switzerland) is separated - the first word is around above left in the outer ring, and the second word is around above right in the inner circle.

There is a small Swiss Cross in the upper part of the inner circle, below the H of HELVETICA.

The date 2007 is around below right in the outer ring.

Obverse Inscription 10 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2007
Reverse
Switzerland / Ten Francs 2007 Ibex - reverse photo

The centre of the reverse shows an ibex, or steinbock. Around below in the outer ring of the coin, the inscription PARC NAZIUNAL SVIZZER, meaning Swiss National Park in the Romansh language.

The name of the designer G. VONZUN is in small letters in the lower right of the inner circle.

Reverse Inscription PARC NAZIUNAL SVIZZER
EdgeMilled interrupted (segmented reeding)Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage consists of 79,000 coins in uncirculated grade plus 10,300 proofs. Some were issued in the year's uncirculated and proof mint sets and some were distributed individually.

Ten Francs 2007 Ibex: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 14,800 (included in total)
In Set Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2007, mintage 14,800
8 coins: 10 Fr. Ibex, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 10,300 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) distributed individually or in the year's mint sets.

In Set Schweizer Münzen Polierte Platte / Monnaies suisses Flan bruni - Swissmint 2007, mintage 4,000
8 coins: 10 Fr. Ibex, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.
Ten Francs 2007 Ibex: References to Information Used
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Ten Francs 2007 Ibex: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTen Francs, Bimetallic
Issued2007
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value10 (x Franc)
Total Mintage89,300
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerRoland Hirter, Gian Vonzun
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.000 mm
Mass15.000 g
OCC IDRWKZ-OJNC-LDJP-OXGL
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Ten Francs 2007 Ibex: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 118