Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007

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. Coins issued in 2007 have been in circulation for 14 years.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage22,028,000 (22.0 million)
Obverse

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 2007 below by quatrefoils (flower shape with four leaves) for dots.

Obverse Inscription · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2007
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007 - 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.

Reverse Inscription 20
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Swissmint report lists mintage of 22,028,000 and also lists 14,800 "Stempelglanz" (brilliant uncirculated) coins in the year's mint sets and 7,500 in "baby sets" plus 4,000 "Polierte Platte" (proofs) in the year's proof sets. It is not explicitly stated that coins in sets have been calculated into the main figure, but it seems probable that this is the case (with numbers rounded to the nearest 1,000).

Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 22,300 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated ("STGL" from "Stempelglanz" in German) coins in the year's mint sets.

In Sets 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.

Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2007 (Baby Set), mintage 7,500
7 coins: 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 4,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's proof 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.
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Swissmint 2017 Mint link
Swissmint 2017 Mintage link Circulation and sets mintage
Swissmint 2017 Varieties link Proof, Sets
Showing 17 from a total of 117 coins of type: Twenty Centimes (Rappen)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2005 6,029,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2005
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2006 5,030,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2006
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007 22,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2007
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2008 41,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2008
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2009 32,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2009
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2010 18,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2010
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2011 20,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2011
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2012 32,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2012
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2013 32,023,500 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2013
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2014 30,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2014
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2015 20,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2015
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2016 15,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2016
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2017 13,029,500 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2017
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2018 10,027,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2018
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2019 15,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2019
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2020 15,020,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2020
Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2021 5,021,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2021
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Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel
Issued2007
SymbolLibertas by Karl Schwenzer
Face Value20 (x Centime)
Total Mintage22,028,000 (22.0 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerCarl Friedrich Voigt, Karl Schwenzer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size21.050 mm
Thickness1.650 mm
Mass4.000 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-LYMM-OMPX
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Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 2007: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchweiz Schön# 26a
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 29a