Swiss Gold 20 Francs are enjoyed throughout Europe as a collector's coin due to their representation of history, having been minted starting in the late 19th century. These fractional Gold coins are attractive to look at with a distinctive design.
- Contains .1867 oz actual Gold weight.
- Multiples of 50 are packaged in tubes. Lesser quantities will be in protective plastic flips.
- Obverse: Designed by Fritz Landry, it depicts an allegorical female figure as the national symbol of Switzerland.
- Reverse: The reverse shows a rendition of the Swiss shield surrounded by oak leaves with the value and date.
- Minted at the Bern Mint from 1897-1935 and again in 1947 & 1949.
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Containing 0.1867 of an ounce of Gold and featuring iconic designs, these coins are one of the most popular World Gold coins among investors. Add some of these coins to your cart today!
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The history of Swiss Gold Helvetias
Swiss Gold Helvetias were minted at the Swiss National Mint in Bern from 1897 until 1936, with authorized restrikes following in 1947 and 1949. The obverse of these Swiss Gold coins depicts Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland in the same way Lady Liberty is associated with the United States. This coin, sometimes referred to as a “Swiss Miss,” ceased being produced in 1936 due to the Great Depression. In modern times, these world coins have become more valuable for their Gold content than for their actual face value as legal tender.
Why invest in Swiss Gold Helvetias?
The highly popular Swiss Gold Helvetia makes investing easier due to the Gold coin’s lower premium over the spot price of Gold. The fractional Swiss Gold coin is an ideal choice for investors with limited budgets wanting to own affordable Gold coins. Many investors choose fractional Gold coins such as Swiss Gold Helvetias and Gold French Roosters to supplement their portfolio of larger Gold coins because smaller Gold coins are easier to use for bartering. These world coins are also appealing to investors because they are legal tender coins guaranteed for weight and purity by the Swiss government.
Collect Swiss Gold Helvetias featuring the artwork of Fritz Landry.
Swiss Gold Helvetias are prized among collectors for their beautiful design created by Swiss artist Fritz Landry. Landry’s skill for sculpting and engraving can be seen in the Swiss Gold coins, and it seems likely that growing up in a family of watch-case engravers contributed to his artistic sense. The design of these Gold coins is also influenced by one of his instructors, acclaimed medalist Antoine Bovy. If you appreciate these world coins, browse our Gold coins from other countries to add to your collection.
Buy Swiss Gold Helvetias without worrying about the exchange rate.
Whether you collect Swiss Gold Helvetias, or purchase them as an investment, prices for these Gold coins are based on the spot price of Gold in U.S. dollars. Though you might see Swiss Gold coins being sold in other currencies, the price is always converted from U.S. dollars. Using the U.S. dollar price for a troy ounce of Gold as the standard around the world means that you don’t have to worry about exchange rates when buying these Gold coins. Even if the world coins you are buying are sold by the gram or kilo, the prices are still converted from the troy ounce price in U.S. dollars.