Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife

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 usually 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 the world-famous Swiss Army Knife.

Swissmint says about it:
"In the 19th century, our country was one of the poorest states in Europe and high unemployment forced many Swiss to emigrate. The creation of jobs was therefore greeted with open arms. With this in mind, Schwyz-born Karl Elsener (1860 - 1918) founded a cutlery workshop in Ibach in 1884. He came up with the idea of manufacturing soldiers' knives (which had previously been made in Germany) in Switzerland. However, his business was too small to obtain orders from the army. For this reason, in 1891 he founded the Swiss cutlers' association with the aim of manufacturing the soldiers' knives for the army together with other cutlers in Switzerland. The first delivery was made the same year. At the time, the knife pioneer would probably never have dreamed that it would one day become a world-famous company.

The soldier's knife was very robust but also relatively heavy. So Karl Elsener developed a lighter and above all more elegant knife with even more functions. He called this pocket knife model the "Officer's and Sports Knife" and had it legally protected in 1897. However, unlike the soldier's knife, the Officer's Knife did not become official army equipment. This did not affect its success. The "Swiss Army Knife", as the Officer's Knife was called for export, began to conquer the world after the Second World War. Victorinox AG is now run by the fourth generation of the Elsener family."

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage35,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife - obverse photo

The obverse, designed by Roland Hirter, shows slightly above its centre a small Swiss Cross. Below the centre on two lines, the numeral 20 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: 2018.

Obverse Inscription 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2018
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the iconic multi-functional Swiss Army Knife, with all its tools open.

In the background, an Alpine panorama of high peaks. Around left near the rim, the name of the designer N. BALTENSWEILER.

Around above, the inscription SWISS ARMY KNIFE.

Reverse Inscription SWISS ARMY KNIFE
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated
Images Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife / Brilliant Uncirculated - obverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife / Brilliant Uncirculated - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 25,000 (included in total)
Details

Swissmint Article no. GM1831AGUNZ. Date of issue: 10 September 2018. Issue price: 30 CHF.

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in folder
Mintage Issued: 5,000 (included in total)
Details

Swissmint Article no. GM1831AGUNZF. Date of issue: 10 September 2018. Issue price: 40 CHF.

Variety Proof in presentation box
Mintage Issued: 4,750 (included in total)
Details

Proof, with numbered certificate.

Swissmint Article no. GM1831AGPP. Date of issue: 10 September 2018. Issue price: 60 CHF.

Variety Proof in presentation box, signed
Mintage Issued: 250 (included in total)
Details

Proof, with numbered certificate signed by the artist.

Swissmint Article no. GM1831AGPPS. Date of issue: 10 September 2018. Issue price: 70 CHF.

Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife: References to Information Used
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Swissmint 2018 Mintage
All (76) coins of type: Twenty Francs, Silver
Coin NameMintageLegend
Twenty Francs 1991 Swiss Confederation 2,540,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1991 20 FR
Twenty Francs 1992 Gertrud Kurz 361,000 1992 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 20 FR
Twenty Francs 1993 Paracelsus 290,000 FR 20 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1993
Twenty Francs 1994 Legends - Devil's Bridge 272,200 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1994
Twenty Francs 1995 Legends - Snake Queen of Grisons 265,700 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1995
Twenty Francs 1996 Legends - Giant Gargantua 236,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1996
Twenty Francs 1996 Legends - Dragon of Breno 216,700 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1996
Twenty Francs 1997 Swiss Trains 234,000 FR 20 HELVETIA 1997
Twenty Francs 1997 Jeremias Gotthelf 180,000 20 Fr. CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 1997
Twenty Francs 1998 Helvetic Republic 123,500 HELVETIA 20 FR 1998
Twenty Francs 1998 Swiss Federal Constitution 124,500 HELVETIA 20 FR 1998
Twenty Francs 1998 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer 122,500 20 FR 1998 HELVETIA
Twenty Francs 1999 Swiss Post 183,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 20 FR 1999
Twenty Francs 1999 Battle of Dornach 96,000 20 FR 1999 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Twenty Francs 2000 Pax in Terra 115,000 ANNO DOMINI 2000 HELVETIA FR 20
Twenty Francs 2000 Lumen Christi 99,000 ET LUX IN TENEBRIS LUCET ANNO DOMINI 2000 HELVETIA FR 20
Twenty Francs 2001 Abbey of Müstair 114,000 20 FR HELVETIA FR 2001
Twenty Francs 2001 Johanna Spyri 95,000 FR 20 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2001
Twenty Francs 2002 Expo.02 71,100 20 FR 2002 · CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Twenty Francs 2002 Rega (Swiss Air Rescue Service) 62,000 2002 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2002 Abbey of Saint Gall 56,500 HELVETIA 2002 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2003 World Ski Championship 62,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2003 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2003 Old Town of Bern 56,000 2003 HELVETIA 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2004 FIFA Centenary 14,055 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004
Twenty Francs 2004 Chillon Castle 56,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004
Twenty Francs 2004 Castles of Bellinzona 56,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2004
Twenty Francs 2005 Geneva Motor Show 51,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2005
Twenty Francs 2005 Chapel Bridge Lucerne 51,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2005
Twenty Francs 2006 PostBus 46,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2006
Twenty Francs 2006 Federal Palace 41,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2006
Twenty Francs 2007 Swiss National Bank 52,747 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2007
Twenty Francs 2007 Munot Fortress 45,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2007
Twenty Francs 2008 Ice Hockey 51,500 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2008
Twenty Francs 2008 Vitznau-Rigi Railway 56,305 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2008
Twenty Francs 2009 Swiss Museum of Transport 55,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2009
Twenty Francs 2009 Brienz-Rothorn Railway 55,800 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2009
Twenty Francs 2010 Bernina Railway 57,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2010
Twenty Francs 2010 Henry Dunant 55,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2010
Twenty Francs 2011 Max Frisch 55,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2011
Twenty Francs 2011 Pilatus Railway 55,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2011
Twenty Francs 2012 Jungfrau Railway 53,477 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2012
Twenty Francs 2012 Globi 39,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2012
Twenty Francs 2013 First Transalpine Flight 39,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2013
Twenty Francs 2013 Swiss Wrestling 39,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2013
Twenty Francs 2014 Patrouille Suisse 39,990 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2014
Twenty Francs 2014 Jass 39,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2014
Twenty Francs 2015 Solar Impulse 40,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2015
Twenty Francs 2015 Abbey of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune 5,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2015
Twenty Francs 2015 Hornussen 40,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2015
Twenty Francs 2016 Gottardo 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2016
Twenty Francs 2016 Swiss Red Cross 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2016
Twenty Francs 2016 Brass Bands 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2016
Twenty Francs 2017 Reformation 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2017
Twenty Francs 2017 Yodelling 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2017
Twenty Francs 2017 Steamboat Uri 35,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2017
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
Twenty Francs 2021 Illusion - Bridge of Life 25,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021
Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower 10,000 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021
Twenty Francs 2022 Solar Energy 10,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2022 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2022 Mani Matter 14,300 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2022 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2023 Klein Matterhorn 14,250 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2023 Swiss Shooting Sport Federation (SSV) 26,250 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2023 Federal Constitution 13,250 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2023 Wind Power 10,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023 20 FR
Twenty Francs 2023 Titlis 14,250 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2023 20 FR
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Twenty Francs 2018 Swiss Army Knife: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty Francs, Silver
Issued2018
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value20 (x Franc)
Total Mintage35,000
CurrentYes
Material0.835 Silver
DesignerNadja Baltensweiler
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.0000 mm
Mass20.0000 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-YJMP-OXJL
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