Swiss 20 Franc Gold Coin (Swiss Miss)
The coins were issued between 1897 and 1936, in 1947 and in 1949. The coins are sometimes called, “Swiss Miss,” by investors.
The 20 franc coin’s reverse shows the Swiss shield, featuring the Swiss Cross, and a wreath of oak along with the denomination. The 20 franc coins were minted at the Swiss Mint at Bern ( die engraving was done at the Paris mint) and the coins are mint marked with a “B”.
The 20 franc coins are 21 mm in diameter, 90% pure, contain .1866 ounces or 5.805 grams of pure gold bullion.
Pros: Swiss gold is universally recognized for its purity and reliability. These coins were meant to be circulated. While a one ounce coin is valued at $2,000 dollars worth of 1913 goods (when the Federal Reserve was created), the smaller 20 franc contains about $373 of 1913 spending power. Easier liquidation and less risky in your pocket. Foreign gold with historic value has double protection against possible future US gold confiscation.
Cons: None, other than IRA eligibility.