May 2012


May 2012

About the 20 Swiss Francs Vreneli Gold Coin

By StoneX Bullion

20 Swiss Francs Gold Coin Characteristics

From the Vreneli series minted by the Switzerland government, the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is the most popular one and it was minted between 1897 and 1935 and also in 1947 and 1949. Other denominations belonging to this series are the 10 and 100 Francs gold coins. The coin displayed on our website was minted in 1927.

The 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is characterized by 90.00% fineness and weighs 6.4516 grams. It has a diameter of 21.2 mm and the gold used in manufacturing one coin weighs 5.81 grams or 0.1867 troy ounces of gold.

The alloy used in the process of manufacturing of a 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is copper. This metal has the property of preserving gold coins, protects them against degradation, therefore this coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

20 Swiss Francs Gold Coin Beautiful Design

The obverse of the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is also found on the 10 and 100 Francs. It depicts the portrait of Swiss Miss also called Vreneli, from here the name of the series. The portrait was engraved by Fritz Ulysse Landry and has breaded hair and a garland of flowers around her neck. In the background are engraved the Swiss Alps which are bigger designed on the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin than on the 10 Francs coin. The only legend found on the obverse is HELVETIA.

The reverse of the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is different than the reverse of the other two denominations. It depicts a Swiss cross in the center of the coin and at the bottom is the minting year 1927. The denomination 20 FR is also inscribed on the two sides of the cross. The letter B suggests that this particular coin was minted in Bern.

20 Swiss Francs Gold Coin Popular among Investors

The Vreneli series would be spectacular for any collector to have it. And the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin will be the center piece of this wonderful Switzerland collection. The advantage for a collector to own the Vreneli series comprised of the 10, 20, and 100 Francs made out of gold is that they are momentarily affordable. Nevertheless, their value will surely increase in the future due to scarcity and due to the fact that more and more people are preferring to invest into gold.

The 20 Swiss Francs gold coin has a volatile price, like all gold coins, because its price is established by the movement of the gold spot price. Currently there is a good moment for investors to trade these Swiss gold coins. It means that when the price for gold will increase, the coin will bring a profit to the investor.

Another factor that determines the price for the 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is demand. Demand affects primarily the premium of the coin. If demand increase, the premium will increase. Given the scarcity of the 20 Francs gold coins, these are likely to be profitable.

The 20 Swiss Francs gold coin is now available on our website, free of VAT.