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Switzerland, Swiss Confederation, 20 Franken 1883-1896, 5.81 g fine, vf-xf

Schweiz, Eidgenossenschaft, 20 Franken 1883-1896, 5,81 g fein, ss-vz

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20 Franken 21 mm 5.81 g fine, 1883-1896. Head of Helvetia left, old type / Indication of value and confederate crest within wreath. Friedb. 495; GOLD, very fine to extremely fine
  • Original member of the Latin Monetary Union
  • Last member of the union
Helvetia is the female personification of Switzerland. Originally Helvetia was an ancient region of central Europe occupying a plateau between the Alps and the Jura Mountains that corresponded roughly to the western part of modern Switzerland. The Swiss continue to use the Latin word Helvetia for their country when it is inappropriate or inconvenient to use any or all of the four official languages of Switzerland. Thus, the name appears on postage stamps, coins etc.

Additional Information

Category 1 World Coins
Category 2 Switzerland
Category 3 Swiss Confederation
Denomination 20 Franken
Date 1883-1896
Material Gold
Condition very fine to extremely fine
Catalogue Friedb. 495
Catalogue 2 KM 19/31
Weight 6.45 g
Fine weight 5.81 g fine
Fineness 900
Diameter 21 mm
Item Number AG2067