1927 Switzerland - 20 Francs "Vreneli" 22 stars on edge - Gold .900 6.45 g - N#7497

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This 1927 'B' 20 Franc coin had a total of 5.015.000 minted. It is comprised of 6.45g of .900 Gold, has a diameter of 21.00 mm and a thickness of 1.25 mm.
Available at just slightly above spot price.

In 1895, the Federal Council decided to adopt a new design for the 20 franc gold coin. From a total of 21 suggestions, a depiction of Helvetia by Fritz Ulysse Landry (1842–1927, Neuchâtel) won second place. His Helvetia figure was criticized as too young and romantic, and the alpine panorama as too intrusive. Landry revisited his design and the revised design was chosen for the coin.

These coins are colloquially referred to as Goldvreneli. The name is a Swiss German affectionate diminutive of the female given name "Verena". This name, in its diminutive form also used as a pars pro toto for female youths, is popular in Switzerland.

Obverse:
Bust of a young woman from Oberhasli facing left, with tresses and a garland of edelweiss. Mountains in the background.

Lettering: HELVETIA

Designer: Fritz Ulysse Landry

Reverse:
Coat of arms of Switzerland. Oak (Quercus robur) branch with acorns and ribbons behind.

Lettering:
20 FR
1927 B

Designer: Fritz Ulysse Landry

Edge:
Embossed pattern with 22 stars in three groups, two of seven and one of eight stars.

These coins are colloquially referred to as Goldvreneli. The name is a Swiss German affectionate diminutive of the female given name "Verena". This name, in its diminutive form also used as a pars pro toto for female youths, is popular in Switzerland.
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