Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing

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 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon.

Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the first humans to step onto the moon's surface with the Apollo 11 mission on 21 July 1969. Before the astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin hoisted the American flag on the moon almost 50 years ago, he first hung up a Swiss solar sail. This so-called solar wind sail of the University of Bern was the only non-American experiment on board the Apollo 11. The "Solar Wind Composition Experiment" was developed by the Bernese physicists under the leadership of Professor Johannes Geiss of the Institute of Physics to verify the existence of the solar wind that was suspected at the time but could not be measured from earth. The simplicity and low weight of the solar sail had convinced NASA: it was made of a differently coated aluminium foil measuring 140 x 30 cm, which was oriented as directly as possible into the sun to capture any solar wind particles. The foil was then analysed in the laboratory after returning from the moon. The simple, lightweight and successful experiment was repeated on all lunar missions except the last Apollo 17 mission and the failed Apollo 13 mission.

The Apollo solar sail was a success story for the University of Bern and Switzerland. Switzerland's membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) also enables Swiss research institutes and companies to acquire outstanding expertise in scientifically and technologically challenging areas and to celebrate further successes in space travel.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage25,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing - 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: 2019.

Obverse Inscription 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2019
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows an image of an Apollo 11 astronaut unfurling the Swiss sail for "Solar Wind Composition Experiment", with the Moon lander in the background.

Above, 50 - in which the 0 is shaped like a crescent moon, and next to it on three lines ANS, ANNI and JAHRE ("years" in French, Italian and German).

Below right, the anniversary dates 1969 and 2019.

Around below left, designer's surname MASCHERINI.

Reverse Inscription 50 ANS ANNI JAHRE 1969 2019
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *
See also

Coins marking the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing:
- Australia (Perth Mint), 1 oz Gold, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 1 oz Gold, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Perth Mint), 5 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Perth Mint), 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), $1 Aluminium Bronze, Moon Landing, 2019
- Australia (Royal Australian Mint), 5 Cents Copper-Nickel, Moon Landing, 2019
- Barbados, 0.5 g Gold, Moon Landing 2019
- Barbados, 1 oz Silver, Moon Landing 2019
- New Zealand, 1 oz Silver, Space Pioneers, 2019
- South Africa, 2 Rand (Crown) Silver, Polymer Putty, 2019
- South Africa, 2 1/2 Cents Silver, 2019
- Switzerland, 20 Francs Silver, Moon Landing, 2019

Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated
Images Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing / Brilliant Uncirculated - obverse photo Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing / Brilliant Uncirculated - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 19,000 (included in total)
Details

Swissmint Article no. GM1921AGUNZ. Date of issue: 9 May 2019. Issue price: 30 CHF.

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in folder
Mintage Issued: 1,000 (included in total)
Details

Swissmint Article no. GM1921AGUNZF. Date of issue: 9 May 2019. Issue price: 40 CHF.

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

Proof, with numbered certificate.

Swissmint Article no. GM1921AGPP. Date of issue: 9 May 2019. 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. GM1921AGPPS. Date of issue: 9 May 2019. Issue price: 70 CHF.

Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing: 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 2019 Moon Landing: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty Francs, Silver
Issued2019
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value20 (x Franc)
Total Mintage25,000
CurrentYes
Material0.835 Silver
DesignerRemo Mascherini
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.0000 mm
Mass20.0000 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-AKDR-ONQG
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Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing: Photo Moon landing, Ag uncirculated / thumbnail Moon landing, Ag uncirculated
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Twenty Francs 2019 Moon Landing: Photo Moon landing, Ag uncirculated / thumbnail Moon landing, Ag uncirculated
Copyright: Swissmint
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