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Obverse of 1967b 5 Francs
Obverse of 1967b 5 Francs

Reverse of 1967b 5 Francs
Reverse of 1967b 5 Francs

Obverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs
Obverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs

Reverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs
Reverse of 1949 Swiss 20 Francs


A Brief Swiss History
Switzerland is in western Europe, bordered by France, Germany, Italy and Austria. It has four official languages French, German, Italian and Romansch, a Latin dialect spoken by about 1% of its population. It includes large parts of the Alps, and for much of its history has been split into small isolated communities under local rule.
It's economy is centred mainly around a well developed manufacturing industry with machinery, chemicals, watches and clocks being exported.

Swiss Coins
The franc is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Swiss franc is the only version of the franc still issued in Europe. The Swiss National Bank issues banknotes and the federal Swissmint issues coins. The coinage of Switzerland has been struck at the Bern Mint since 1853 with only a few exceptions. All coins minted there up until 1969 will carry a B mint mark, except for in 1968 when the mint mark was discontinued on the 2 Centime and the 2 Franc. 100 Centimes = 1 Franc.

Switzerland were one of the few countries to issue any gold coins during and the years closely following World War II.
Britain, for example, did not issue any gold sovereigns between 1932 until 1957, except for those included in the proof sets of 1937. Most countries were still struggling to recover from the economic effects of World War II, and were desperately trying to retain or rebuild their gold reserves.

For more information including prices and availability on Swiss 20 Francs please see our Tax Free Gold website.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessSilver Content
5 Francs3015.50.835 Silver0.4027

Diameter = Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
AMW = Actual Metal Weight in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability
The prices quoted in the US $ column may be out of date due to currency fluctuations.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
19675 Francs 13,817,000Yes£Ask$Ask€Ask

Mintage = Quantity issued, where known, otherwise issue limit.

Swiss Coin Sets
We have listed these on their own page.

Postage & Packing:
UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured $20
For further details, please see our Postage & Packing page.

Order Form - UK
Order Form - USA
Order Form - EU
Order Form - Rest of World

If you want to find the value of a coin you own, please take a look at our page I've Found An Old Coin, What's It Worth?

If you have an enquiry about any of our Swiss Coins, we'd be happy to answer you, but please note it may be quicker to telephone us. Please see the Contact Us page of our website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Swiss coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer. the Lowest Possible Price

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