Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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 commemorative coin is dedicated to the 100th anniversary since the birth of Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Playwright, story-teller, essayist and artist: Friedrich Dürrenmatt was born on 5 January 1921 in Konolfingen near Bern, the son of a protestant minister. In 1935, the family moved to Bern, where in 1941 Dürrenmatt began his studies in literature, philosophy and natural science. It was during this time that he produced his first literary texts, as well as ink drawings and paintings. In 1946, he abandoned his studies after deciding to become a writer. His first play, It is Written, premiered in 1947. Up to his death on 14 December 1990, Dürrenmatt lived in his house at Pertuis-du-Sault in Neuchâtel (now the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel), to which he had moved in 1952.

He is most famous for his plays The Visit and The Physicists, and the crime novels The Judge and his Hangman and The Pledge. His work has been translated into over 40 languages and has received numerous prizes, making him one of the most successful German-speaking writers of international renown.

Dürrenmatt bequeathed his literary legacy to the Swiss Confederation. This led to the establishment of the Swiss Literary Archives in 1991. His paintings and drawings are curated by the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel, which opened in the year 2000.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage20,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt - obverse photo

The obverse 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: 2021.

Obverse Inscription 20 FR CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2021
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a portrait of Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

Vertically to the left, his name: DÜRENMATT.

Below, the years of his life 1921 - 1990.

Reverse Inscription DÜRENMATT 1921 - 1990
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage Issued: 14,000 (included in total)
Details

Swissmint Article no. GM2111AGUNZ. Date of issue: 21 January 2021. Issue price: 30 CHF.

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

Swissmint Article no. GM2111AGUNZF. Date of issue: 21 January 2021. Issue price: 40 CHF.

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

Proof, with numbered certificate.

Swissmint Article no. GM2111AGPP. Date of issue: 21 January 2021. 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. GM2111AGPPS. Date of issue: 21 January 2021. Issue price: 70 CHF.

Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt: References to Information Used
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Twenty Francs 2021 Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty Francs, Silver
Issued2021
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value20 (x Franc)
Total Mintage20,000
CurrentYes
Material0.835 Silver
DesignerRemo Mascherini
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.000 mm
Mass20.000 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-BYJR-ONXQ
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F. Dürrenmatt, Ag uncirculated coin 2021
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