Swiss 20 Franc
Grade: Brilliant Uncirculated
Minted 1897 - 1930
Actual Gold Content: .1867 troy ounce
2% Discount to Standard Pricing
FREE BU Peace Silver Dollar Per 20 Coins Purchased
FREE Shipping on all orders over $2,000
Limited Discounted Allotment
500 332 210 Just 70 Now Left (1/18/18)
Please note: Cart won't automatically honor the incentives listed with this offer, so we will manually add any free Peace Silver Dollars earned, as well as remove the shipping fee for qualifying orders prior to final invoicing.
Swiss 20 Francs are arguably the most widely-recognized, liquid, and highly sought-after fractional gold coins in the international gold market. They are heavily subscribed by our clientele, a perennial 'must-have' in any well rounded asset-preservation oriented portfolio, and, owing to their broad-based demand, are rarely compiled in significant quantities and even more rarely discounted. And while 500 is by no means a 'significant' quantity in the grand scheme of the things, it definitely represents a larger group when it comes to Swiss 20 Francs. Add to it that we've discounted these by 2% to standard pricing, making them less on a per ounce basis than a modern 1/10 ounce American Eagle, and you have the best broad participation accumulation opportunity we've offered in Swiss in more than two years. To sweeten the deal even further, for each increment of 20 coins purchased, we'll throw in a free Uncirculated Peace Silver Dollar (pictured below).
Owing to its central geographic location among the great powers of Europe, Switzerland has been a commercial and banking center for centuries. It is famous for its role in the gold market where "the gnomes of Zurich" are said to hold much sway. The "gnomes" made their first splash in the gold market when they convinced South Africa that Swiss bankers would be a better market for its gold than the London variety. Russian gold business quickly followed the South African lead. Noted gold authority Timothy Green once said that, "Gold is as much a part of Switzerland as the Alps and skiing."
Many individuals in Europe and elsewhere who do not trust their own governments and financial systems trust the Swiss to handle their money. As a result, much of the world's privately held gold is stored secretly in Swiss vaults. For centuries, Swiss bankers and money men have recommended gold coins and bullion as standard portfolio inclusion.
The Swiss 20 franc gold coins reflect Switzerland's commitment to both gold and republican principles. The 'Helvetia' is one of the most popular pre-1933 European gold coins, and traditionally trades at a very low premium over the gold price.
The Swiss 20 franc Helvetia is referred to informally as the "Vreneli" derived from "Verena" which is Switzerland's equivalent to the United States Lady Liberty. Modeled by Francoise Engli, this female visage appears on the obverse of the gold coin with the word "Helvetia" written above her head. When the Roman Empire extended northward into Gaul during the second century B.C., the Helvetii were the dominant tribe in the area, and thus Switzerland became known to the Romans as Helvetia. On the reverse is a picture of the Swiss Cross surrounded by a shield, lying on an oak branch.
Investor Note: Some firms offer the 1935 mintage at a lower comparative price to the earlier coinage. If your interest is to acquire items dated before 1933, be certain that you are not inadvertently buying the 1935 item.