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Switzerland / Coat of Arms of Switzerland

The coat of arms of the Swiss Confederation shows the same white-on-red cross as the flag of Switzerland, but on a heraldic shield instead of the square field.

The federal coat of arms (eidgenössisches Wappen) was defined by the Swiss Diet (Tagsatzung) in 1815 for the Restored Confederacy. A more elaborate federal seal was also defined, as the federal coat of arms surrounded by the twenty-two cantonal coats of arms. Similar heraldic arrangements representing the Thirteen Cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy are on record from the mid-16th century.

The 1815 legislation remained in force in the federal state established in 1848, as was explicitly recognized by the Federal Council in 1889. While the simple coat of arms was in wide use, especially on coins, and from the early 20th century also on car number plates and passports, the full seal did not see official use beyond its representation in stained glass in the Federal Palace of Switzerland (c. 1900). The 19th-century definition of the federal seal and coat of arms was replaced only in 2017, with the adoption of a new law which defined the Swiss coat of arms as "a Swiss cross in a triangular shield" with fixed proportions, but which no longer recognizes a federal seal.

On coins, the red colour of the background is represented by a "hatched" background (that is, with thin vertical stripes as per heraldic tradition).

Coat of Arms of Switzerland - Coins (229)
CountryNameMintageLegend
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1850 2,270,000 HELVETIA 1850
Switzerland Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1850 5,779,892 HELVETIA 1850
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1850 8,780,000 HELVETIA 1850
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1850 7,970,000 HELVETIA 1850
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1850 7,290,000 HELVETIA 1850
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1851 4,530,000 HELVETIA 1851
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1851 12,042,000 HELVETIA 1851
Switzerland Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1851 5,779,891 HELVETIA 1851
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1851 2,730,000 HELVETIA 1851
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1851 3,720,000 HELVETIA 1851
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1853 2,008,000 HELVETIA 1853
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1855 500,000 HELVETIA 1855
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1856 2,500,000 HELVETIA 1856
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1857 1,587,000 HELVETIA 1857
Switzerland Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1858 1,548,000 HELVETIA 1858
Switzerland Twenty Centimes (Rappen) 1859 2,776,000 HELVETIA 1859
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1863 501,000 HELVETIA 1863
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1864 501,000 HELVETIA 1864
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1866 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1866
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1866 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1866
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1868 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1868
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1870 540,000 HELVETIA 1870
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1870 500,000 HELVETIA 1870
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1871 844,000 HELVETIA 1871
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1872 2,080,000 HELVETIA 1872
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1872 1,212,000 HELVETIA 1872
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1873 1,622,000 HELVETIA 1873
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1873 1,398,000 HELVETIA 1873
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1874 1,700,000 HELVETIA 1874
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1875 174,000 HELVETIA 1875
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1875 975,000 HELVETIA 1875
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1875 984,000 HELVETIA 1875
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1876 990,000 HELVETIA 1876
Switzerland Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1876 1,962,000 HELVETIA 1876
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1876 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1876
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1877 923,000 HELVETIA 1877
Switzerland Five Centimes (Rappen) 1877 978,000 HELVETIA 1877
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1878 981,000 HELVETIA 1878
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1879 990,000 HELVETIA 1879
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1879 998,000 HELVETIA 1879
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1880 992,000 HELVETIA 1880
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1882 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1882
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1883 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1883
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1883 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1883
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1884 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1884
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1886 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1886
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1887 1,504,000 HELVETIA 1887
Switzerland Five Francs 1888 25,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1888
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1888 500,000 HELVETIA 1888
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1889 500,000 HELVETIA 1889
Switzerland Five Francs 1889 225,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1889
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1890 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1890
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1890 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1890
Switzerland Five Francs 1890 305,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1890
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1891 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1891
Switzerland Five Francs 1891 150,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1891
Switzerland Five Francs 1892 190,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1892
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1892 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1892
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1893 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1893
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1894 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1894
Switzerland Five Francs 1894 34,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1894
Switzerland Five Francs 1895 46,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1895
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1895 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1895
Switzerland Five Francs 1896 2,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1896
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1896 20 HELVETIA 1896
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1896 36 HELVETIA 1896
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1897 500,000 HELVETIA 1897
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1897 487,000 HELVETIA 1897
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1898 500,000 HELVETIA 1898
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1898 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1898
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1899 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1899
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1899 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1899
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1900 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1900
Switzerland Five Francs 1900 33,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1900
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1900 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1900
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1902 950,000 HELVETIA 1902
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1902 500,000 HELVETIA 1902
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1903 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1903
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1903 500,000 HELVETIA 1903
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1904 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1904
Switzerland Five Francs 1904 40,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1904
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1904 500,000 HELVETIA 1904
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1905 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1905
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1906 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1906
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1906 500,000 HELVETIA 1906
Switzerland Five Francs 1907 277,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1907
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1907 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1907
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1907 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1907
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1908 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1908
Switzerland Five Francs 1908 200,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1908
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1908 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1908
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1909 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1909
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1909 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1909
Switzerland Five Francs 1909 120,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1909
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1910 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1910
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1910 500,000 HELVETIA 1910
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1911 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1911
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1912 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1912
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1912 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1912
Switzerland Five Francs 1912 11,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1912
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1913 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1913
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1913 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1913
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1914 3,500,000 HELVETIA 1914
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1914 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1914
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1915 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1915
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1915 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1915
Switzerland Five Francs 1916 22,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA * 1916
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1917 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1917
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1918 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1918
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1918 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1918
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1919 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1919
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1919 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1919
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1920 500,000 HELVETIA 1920
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1920 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1920
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1921 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1921
Switzerland Five Francs 1922 2,400,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1923 11,300,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1924 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1924
Switzerland Five Francs 1924 182,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1925 2,830,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1925 1,250,000 HELVETIA 1925
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1925 2,500,000 HELVETIA 1925
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1926 750,000 HELVETIA 1926
Switzerland Five Francs 1926 2,000,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1926 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1926
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1927 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1927
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1927 500,000 HELVETIA 1927
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1928 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1928
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1928 500,000 HELVETIA 1928
Switzerland Five Francs 1928 24,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1929 4,000,000 HELVETIA 1929
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1929 750,000 HELVETIA 1929
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1930 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1930
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1930 2,500,000 HELVETIA 1930
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1931 5,000,000 HELVETIA 1931
Switzerland Five Francs 1931 3,520,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1931 1,288,000 HELVETIA 1931
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1932 5,000,000 HELVETIA 1932
Switzerland Five Francs 1932 10,580,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1932 1,500,000 HELVETIA 1932
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1933 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1933
Switzerland Five Francs 1933 5,900,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1933 1,000,000 HELVETIA 1933
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1934 500,000 HELVETIA 1934
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1934 3,000,000 HELVETIA 1934
Switzerland Five Francs 1935 3,000,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1936 2,000,000 HELVETIA 1936
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1936 500,000 HELVETIA 1936
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1937 2,400,000 HELVETIA 1937
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1937 1,200,000 HELVETIA 1937
Switzerland Five Francs 1937 645,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1938 5,300,000 HELVETIA 1938
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1938 1,369,000 HELVETIA 1938
Switzerland Five Francs 1939 2,197,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1939 10,000 HELVETIA 1939
Switzerland Five Francs 1940 1,601,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1940 3,027,000 HELVETIA 1940
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1941 12,794,000 HELVETIA 1941
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1941 3,448,000 HELVETIA 1941
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1942 17,969,000 HELVETIA 1942
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1942 8,954,000 HELVETIA 1942
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1943 4,499,000 HELVETIA 1943
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1943 8,647,000 HELVETIA 1943
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1944 11,825,000 HELVETIA 1944
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1944 8,086,000 HELVETIA 1944
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1945 2,800,000 HELVETIA 1945
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1945 3,640,000 HELVETIA 1945
Switzerland One Centime (Rappen) 1946 12,063,000 HELVETIA 1946
Switzerland Two Centimes (Rappen) 1946 1,393,000 HELVETIA 1946
Switzerland Five Francs 1948 416,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1949 407,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1950 482,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1951 1,096,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1952 155,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1953 3,403,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1954 6,600,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1965 5,021,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1966 9,016,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1967 13,817,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1968 33,871,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1969 8,637,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1970 6,306,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1973 5,002,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1974 6,007,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1975 4,015,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1976 3,007,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1977 2,009,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1978 4,411,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1979 4,011,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1980 4,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1981 6,018,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1982 5,050,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1983 4,033,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1984 3,953,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1985 4,050,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1986 7,083,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1987 7,028,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1988 7,029,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1989 5,031,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1990 1,049,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1991 544,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1992 5,035,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1993 5,023,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1994 12,023,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1995 12,024,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1996 12,023,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1997 9,022,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1998 9,021,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 1999 9,021,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2000 7,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2001 1,028,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2002 1,030,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2003 1,028,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2004 529,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2005 529,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2006 530,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2007 528,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2008 526,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2009 2,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2010 5,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2011 3,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2012 8,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2013 8,023,500 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2014 7,022,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2015 5,026,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2016 4,028,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2017 3,029,500 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2018 3,027,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Switzerland Five Francs 2019 3,022,000 CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA
Coat of Arms of Switzerland: Details
Year1815
CountrySwitzerland
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