Description

Designer: Albert Walch
Engraver: Antoine Bovy

KM# 24a.1 = Schön# 28a.1
KM# 24a.2 = Schön# 28a.2
KM# 24a.3 = Schön# 58

Obverse

Depicts Helvetia, wearing a toga, is holding a spear and is leaning on a Swiss shield. She is encircled by the 22 or 23 stars.

The ring of stars represents the cantons of Switzerland. There were 22 stars until 1982, and there has been an additional 23rd star since 1983 for the Canton of Jura, which was founded in 1979. Since 2000, therefore, the 23 stars refer to the "states" of the Confederation and not the cantons themselves.

The name Helvetica is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.

INCT. is the abbreviation of "incidit" from the Latin verb "incidere", meaning "engraved by".

A. BOVY HELVETIA INCT

Reverse

Depicts a value inside a wreath. Mintmark (if any) below.

1 Fr.
1980

Edge

1 Franc

KM# 24a Schön# 28a
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.2 mm
Thickness 1.46 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 24a.1, KM# 24a.3, KM# 24a.2
Mints
Royal Mint
Swissmint

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