• Gold Swiss 20 Francs Best Value - Secondary Market
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  • Gold Swiss 20 Francs Best Value - Secondary Market
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Gold Swiss 20 Francs Best Value - Secondary Market

The Gold Swiss 20 Francs is often refered to as Goldvreneli or the Verena 20 Franc design, it ran from 1897 to 1949, the coin you purchase will be our choice of date from this date range. By choosing 'our choice' of coin, we are able to offer these coins at low premiums!

  • Manufactured by Swissmint
  • Designed by Fritz Landry
  • 0.900 fineness / 21.6 carat
  • Contains 0.1867 troy ounce (5.806g) of the precious metal
  • Tax Free
  • Weight: 6.45g
  • Diamater: 21mm


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Helvetia Head Coins

The Vreneli, Vrenelli or Helvetia Head coins were issued from 1897 until 1949, with some exceptions. A total 58.6million coins were issued. Coins produced after 1936 are all restrikes.

The first Swiss 20 Franc coins were issued in Paris and Strasbourg, as the Swiss Minting facilities were deemed inadequate.

The coin obverse features a female head with plaited hair, a garland of flowers (Edelweiss), with mountains behind, and the inscription HELVETIA above modelled off Francoise Engli. It was designed by Swiss Medallist and sculptor, Fritz Landry. His signature appears below the portrait.

The reverse has a Swiss cross on a more ornate shield superimposed on an oak branch with ribbons. The value 20 FR appears at the sides of the shield, and the date below. This type was issued from 1897 to 1935, then again in 1947 and 1949. 

Swiss Mint Restrikes (1945-49)

During the end of WWII, the Swiss Mint issued 20 million restruck coins between 1945-47. These coins were all dated 1935. The coins all feature the letter 'L' to the left-hand side of the date, to differentiate them from the original 1935-dated coins. 

Between 1947 and 1949, a further 9.2 million coins were restruck. These coins are dated 1947 and 1949, and do not bear the 'L' restrike marking. 

Bullion Coins

This is sold as a bullion coin at a low premium above the gold spot price, the finish is uncirculated - this is not the grade.

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The obverse side of the coin features Helvetia, the female personifcation of Switzerland, designed to appear like America's Lady Liberty.

Helvetia is depicted with her hair plaited, wearing a Garland of Edelweiss around her neck. The background behind her features an outline of the iconic Swiss Alps.


The reverse shows the Swiss Coat of Arms and bears the following inscription on the edge:




Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.187
Fineness / Carat0.900 / 21.6
Obverse DesignerF.U. Landry
Reverse DesignerUnknown
Mint / BrandSwissmint
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

View our full Terms & Conditions.

Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.