A 20 swiss franc gold coin.

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by imswiss, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. imswiss

    imswiss Junior Member

    This is one of the many coins that I found in a 1/2 gallon jar on our Swiss property. Can some one please tell me the price of the coin?[​IMG] All the coins look brand new and are between 1925 and 1927.:headbang:
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  3. SilverSurfer

    SilverSurfer Whack Job

    The face has some rub wear. I'm not an expert on European gold coins, but that one probably is worth around $250.
  4. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector Moderator

    Interesting property you have there. :cool: With very few exceptions (such as the 1926 piece, see mintages here) these 20 Fr Vreneli pieces cost the metal value plus roughly 10 percent. Here is a list of current prices; that list does not take rare years into account though. You can modify the search criteria and language/country settings if you want to.

    Christian
  5. imswiss

    imswiss Junior Member

    Thank you ever so much for answering my question, the thing is that strangely, 1/3 of the coins are chipped and/or have on side blank. A note came with the jar that read " To my next son, J.B" I have no idea whose property it is of.
  6. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    If one side of the coin is blank them I suspect that you have a bunch of fakes, that may or may not even be gold.
  7. imswiss

    imswiss Junior Member

    I checked with a private collector in my area, we looked at the density of the coin and noticed that yes coin is not fake, more of an error coin. (it's 90% gold)
  8. mpcusa

    mpcusa Online Dealer of Mpc

    Congrats on the nice find :)
  9. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Apmex is a bullion dealer in the US. They currently are selling the Swiss 20 franc gold coins for USD $239.05. Buy back at USD $206.67 as of this writing, 2010.04.05

    Can you provide a photo of both sides of your coin(s), especially the one(s) with blank sides?
  10. imswiss

    imswiss Junior Member

    here is my new website, there is a little part of my collection, I will post more coins ( the 20 franc coin is also there). http://mycoins2010.weebly.com/
  11. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    I doubt it. You see, it is impossible to even have a coin that is struck on 1 side only.

    There are errors known as capped die errors where only 1 side has a full design. But the other side will always have at least a partial design on it.

    Then you have coins that are intentionally altered and have the design on one side ground off to make magician's coins, but these coins only weigh a fraction of what the real coin weighs.

    Then you have fakes that are cast 1 side at a time for a later joing of the 2 sides together, but even these are very uncommon.

    If you would post pictures of one of these single sided coins - both sides, we can probably tell you what you have.
  12. imswiss

    imswiss Junior Member

    Strangely, the coins i sent to him where bought, if they are fake then im in a lotta trouble

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