Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTwenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine

The Twenty-five Francs denomination of the Swiss Franc was used for the first time in 2022 to issue a non-circulating platinum coin. This was then followed by a gold 25 CHF coin with the specifications of an earlier gold 25 Francs pattern made between 1955 and 1959 which was never released.

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. These coins are non-circulating legal tender made for collectors.

The Timemachine (or "Time Machine") is the first gold 25 CHF coin released by Switzerland - earlier coins in this format were patterns only. The importance of the Swiss watchmaking industry and the worldwide popularity of its products are symbolically represented on the coin with a watch movement and globe.

The beginnings of watchmaking in Switzerland are closely linked to the Huguenot religious refugees who came to Geneva in the 16th century and brought their craftsmanship with them. From Geneva, known locally as the city of Calvin, watchmaking spread all over Switzerland. The importance of the Swiss watchmaking industry and the worldwide popularity of its products are symbolically represented on the coin with a watch movement and globe.

The coin was designed by Remo Lienhard, professionally known as "Wes 21".

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage5,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine - obverse photo

The centrepiece of the obverse is a clockwork cogwheel, with a compass rose in the centre. Instead of the abbreviations of the compass points, the letters W, E and S as well as the number 21 represent the artist's signature.

Around the rim, the inscription CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA (translated from Latin: Confederation of Switzerland) and the date of issue: 2022, followed by the B mint mark of Swissmint (ex Bern Mint). The inscription is interrupted above by a small Swiss Cross.

On two lines below, the numeral 25 for the value and a language-neutral abbreviation FR for the denomination (Francs).

Obverse Inscription CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2022 25 FR
Reverse
Switzerland / Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine - reverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a clock face and the cogs of a watch movement with the globe in the centre. Switzerland is prominent on the map of Europe to show the importance of the Swiss watchmaking industry and the worldwide presence of its products.

On the inner edge of the large cogwheel, SWISSMADE is indicated in capital letters at 11 o'clock, and WES 21 at 3 o'clock represents the Biel artist Remo Lienhard.

The surface of the obverse is slightly domed.

Reverse Inscription SWISSMADE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine: Known varieties
Variety Proof in presentation box
Mintage Issued: 4,750 (included in total)
Details

Proof, boxed, with a numbered certificate.

Swissmint Article no. 510000682. Date of issue: 29 September 2022. Issue price: 419.00 CHF.

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

Proof, boxed, with a numbered certificate signed by the artist.

Swissmint Article no. 510000683. Date of issue: 29 September 2022. Issue price: 469.00 CHF.

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Twenty-five Francs 2022 Timemachine: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTwenty-five Francs, Gold
Issued2022
SymbolSwiss Cross
Face Value25 (x Franc)
Total Mintage5,000
CurrentYes
Material0.900 Gold
DesignerRemo Lienhard
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size20.000 mm
Mass5.6450 g
OCC IDDKLM-EMKC-XMXB-ENZB
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