Whereas Swiss 20 Francs was issued in large quantities, only 2.65 million 10 franc gold coins were manufactured. The 10 Francs coin were all mined in a millesimal fineness of 90 per cent (.900).
Face value : 10 Francs
Diameter : 18.5 mm
Weight : 3.2258 gr
Fineness of gold : .900
Fine gold weight in troy ounces : 0.0933
Description of the Swiss 10 Francs gold coin
On the obverse, there is a bust of a Vreneli the delightful “Swiss Miss”, with braided hair, a garland of flowers around her neck, with moutain in background and “Helvetia” above her head.
The upper half of the reverse show a Swiss cross on a sunburst. The nominal value 10 francs is inscribed on the left side and FR is displayed on the right. The year of issue is shown underneath these indications. At the bottom a traditional Swiss plants alpine is displayed. The letter B, the mintmark for Bern, is displayed on the right of the year of issue.