Coin Type Specifications
Region: Switzerland
Denomination: 1/2Fr
Diameter: 18.20 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [75%] 1.65 (g)
Nickel [25%] 0.55 (g)
Total Mass: 2.2 (g)

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1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - Half Franken
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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Switzerland region and specializes in 1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - Half Franken coins from coin category Half Franc . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Switzerland - 1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - Half Franken coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - Half Franken Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 2 Coins
Copper : 3.3 Grams
Nickel : 1.1 Grams
Total Mass : 4.4 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 1.65 g $0.008
Nickel $4.494 $0.308 $0.010 0.55 g $0.005
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.013
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 2 Coins: $0.026
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-17-2024
2 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1968-1981
Mint Marks: None, B
Denomination: 1/2Fr
Obverse Design: Helvetia, the female personification of Switzerland, wearing a toga, is holding a spear and is leaning on a Swiss shield. She is encircled by the 22 stars representing the 22 cantons in which the Confederation then consisted. Later, a 23rd star was added. Lettering: HELVETIA A. BOVY INCT
Obverse Designer:
Reverse Design: The Swiss escutcheon with flower wreathes and the facial value. Lettering: 1/2 Fr. YEAR MM
Reverse Designer: A. Bovy, A. Walch
1968-1981 - Swiss Franc - Half Franken

The Coins of the Swiss franc are the official coins used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. There are coins of 5 cents (German: Rappen, French: centimes), 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents (1/2 franc), 1 franc, 2 francs and 5 francs. In the past, there were also coins of 1 and 2 cents.


Coins in Circulation:1/2 Franc

Coinage is the responsibility of the Swiss Confederation, on whose behalf swissmint (, the official federal mint located in Berne, mints the coins. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is entrusted by the Confederation with putting the coins into circulation via its network of bank offices.

Coin: 1/2 Franc
Alloy: copper 75% / nickel 25%
Diameter: 18.20 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Thickness: 1.25 mm
Coin edge: Reeded


Coins of the Swiss franc

Value: 50 Rappen
Diameter: 18.20
Thickness: 1.25
Mass: 2.2 g
Composition: 75% Cu, 25% Ni
Edge: Milled
Obverse: Standing Helvetia
Reverse: Value


1/2 Franken

KM# 23a
Country Switzerland
Years 1968-2013
Value 1/2 Franc / Franken / Franco
0.5 CHF = 0.51 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.2 g
Diameter 18.2 mm
Thickness 1.25 mm
Engraver A. Bovy d'après A. Walch (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

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