May 2012


May 2012

About the 10 Swiss Francs Vreneli Gold Coin

By StoneX Bullion

10 Swiss Francs Gold Coin Characteristics

The 10 Swiss Francs gold coin belongs to a series of gold coins known as the Vreneli with the status of legal tender issued by Switzerland. This name comes from the portrait illustrated on the obverse. This series, Vreneli, comprises three different denominations of the gold Francs issued by Switzerland: the 10, 20, and 100 Francs made of highly qualitative gold.

There are two factors that make the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin to be characterized by a small mintage. The first one is that this Swiss gold coin was only minted between 1911 and 1922. The second one is that from these twelve years it was only issued for seven years because between 1917 and 1921 inclusive, there were no gold coins issued. The particular 10 Swiss Francs gold coin shown on our website belongs to the 1922 year of mintage.

This 10 Swiss Francs gold coin has a purity of 90.00% and the gold weight is 2.90 grams or 0.0933 troy ounces. Its overall weight is 3.2258 grams and has a diameter of 18.5 mm.

10 Swiss Francs Gold Coin Design

Regarding the design of the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin, the obverse is the same for all three denominations from the Vreneli series. However, the reverse is only common for the 10 and 100 Francs gold coins.

The obverse of the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin depicts the enchanting portrait of a Vreneli also called Swiss Miss and in the background are engraved the Swiss Alps. The only inscription present is the word HELVETIA. It is a design by Fritz Ulysse Landry.

The reverse of the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin illustrates, at the top of the coin, a Swiss cross that radiates. The small inscribed letter B at the bottom of the coin below the flowers engraved on the reverse indicates that the coin displayed on our website was minted in Bern. On the reverse is also inscribed the denomination 10 FR.

10 Swiss Francs Gold Coin for Collectors and Investors

The Vreneli series, which includes the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin, comprises spectacularly beautiful gold coins issued by Switzerland and any collector should be the owner of these denominations of 100, 20, and 10 Francs. For now it is an accessible collection that could become very valuable in the future.

The small weight of the 10 Swiss Francs gold coin makes it very affordable to any investor. It is also an appropriate coin for persons that are not accustomed with gold investment because it does not require a large amount at the beginning of the road. It is a beautiful way to start initiating yourself in the fascinating world of gold coins.

This small 10 Swiss Francs gold coin is considered one of the most beautiful Swiss coins and

through its tiny and charming characteristics fascinates any viewer. Its price is volatile, depending on the gold spot price plus a small premium, therefore it is profitable when the price for gold increases.

The 10 Swiss Francs gold coin is available on our website for investors and collectors at competitive price free of VAT.