Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty Francs 2021 Hydropower

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 Hydropower - "the energy of the future".

Swissmint says about it:
Hydropower is one of the oldest energy sources in the world and was already used more than 5,000 years ago. It offers an efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly form of generating electricity. In Switzerland, the hydropower plant network consists of run-of-river power plants (usually consisting of a barrage formed of a weir in a flowing body of water, e.g. river power plants), storage power plants (hydropower plants with natural or artificial water storage reservoirs) and pumped storage power plants (consisting of two water basins located at different heights, e.g. Grimsel). A total of 677 plants are in operation throughout the country, producing an average of around 36,741 gigawatt hours of electricity per year and thereby supplying 56% of Switzerland's energy needs. Around 11% of Switzerland's hydropower generation comes from centralised international hydropower plants on border waters.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage10,000
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower - 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
Switzerland / Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a turbine half submerged in blue water; the background of the upper half of the centre represents technical drawings and calculations.

Around above in large letters, WASSER ENERGIE followed by eau and acqua one above the other (wasser, eau and acqua mean "water" in German, French and Italian respectively). The three words meaning water, as well as two concentric lines around below in the rim, are coloured blue.

On the water below, the logo of SWISSMINT +.

The logo, the word ENERGIE, and and some wave forms in the water glow green in the dark with a fluorescent light.

Reverse Inscription WASSER ENERGIE eau acqua
EdgePlain, InscribedEdge InscriptionDOMINUS PROVIDEBIT * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Finish: proof, coloured, glow in the dark.
Packaging: in a black display box with illustrated shipper, and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Swissmint Article no. 510000604.
Date of issue: 9 September 2021.
Issue price: CHF 80.00.

Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower: References to Information Used
Swissmint 2021 Mintage
Royal Mint
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Twenty Francs 2021 Hydropower: Details
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty Francs, Silver
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value20 (x Franc)
Total Mintage10,000
Material0.835 Silver
DesignerBenjamin Löbbert
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.000 mm
Mass20.000 g
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