The Twenty 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 coins are non-circulating legal tender made for collectors. They are issued in topical series, celebrating various aspects of Swiss heritage or nature.
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 is part of the to the Swiss steamships coin series and features the steamboat La Suisse.
When the ship was commissioned by the Sulzer brothers in 1908, the Belle Époque euphoria in Switzerland had just peaked. The "La Suisse" paddle-wheel steamship was to become the largest and most elegant of all Swiss steamships. It has capacity for 850 passengers, is 78.5 metres long and 15.9 metres wide and is powered by a sloping 1400 hp (1030 kW) two-cylinder hot steam composite engine from Sulzer. The steamboat, which had already received an award as a cultural monument of national importance, was also declared to be an historical monument by the canton of Vaud in 2011.
Over the years, the steamboat has undergone a number of technical and structural changes: in 1960, a switch occurred from heating with coal to heavy fuel oil and changes were made to the curved decks on the main and upper decks. In 1971, a new, cost-saving large boiler was installed, as well as a new wheelhouse and a new side entrance to the saloon; unfortunately, both are not as successful from an aesthetic point of view. In 1999, heating operation was changed from heavy fuel oil to light oil. In 2003, the electrical infrastructure was partially refurbished. "La Suisse" was extensively renovated between 2007 and 2009. Since then, it has been navigating the "Haut-lac" part of Lake Geneva from Vevey to Thonon.
|Mintage||Issued: 29,000 (included in total)|
Swissmint Article no. GM1821AGUNZ. Date of issue: 26 April 2018. Issue price: 30 CHF.
|Variety||Brilliant Uncirculated in folder|
|Mintage||Issued: 1,000 (included in total)|
Swissmint Article no. GM1821AGUNZF. Date of issue: 26 April 2018. Issue price: 40 CHF.
|Variety||Proof in presentation box|
|Mintage||Issued: 4,750 (included in total)|
Proof, with numbered certificate.
Swissmint Article no. GM1821AGPP. Date of issue: 26 April 2018. Issue price: 60 CHF.
|Variety||Proof in presentation box, signed|
|Mintage||Issued: 250 (included in total)|
Proof, with numbered certificate signed by the artist.
Swissmint Article no. GM1821AGPPS. Date of issue: 26 April 2018. Issue price: 70 CHF.
|Mintage||Issued: 700 (included in total)|
Brilliant Uncirculated grade. The obverse has an "Essai" (Trial) privy mark, indicating a trial minting. It has the form a small Swiss Cross surrounded by a circle interrupted by a capital letter E.
Swissmint Article no. GM1831AGPRO. Date of issue: 10 September 2018. Issue price: 200 CHF.
|Twenty Francs 2018 Klausen Pass||35,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018|
|Twenty Francs 2018 Steamboat La Suisse||35,700||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018|
|Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife||35,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018|
|Twenty Francs 2019 Circus Knie||6,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019|
|Twenty Francs 2019 Blümlisalp Steamboat||25,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019|
|Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing||25,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019|
|Twenty Francs 2019 Furka Pass||25,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019|
|Twenty Francs 2020 Roger Federer||111,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020|
|Twenty Francs 2020 Firefighters Association||25,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020|
|Twenty Francs 2020 Ceneri||7,500||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020|
|Twenty Francs 2020 Susten Pass||25,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2020|
|Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt||20,000||20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021|
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|Coin Type||Twenty Francs, Silver|
|Face Value||20 (x Franc)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|Steamboat La Suisse, Ag uncirculated