The “obverse” features a lovely Swiss girl often referred to as the original “Swiss Miss.” She stands for Liberty and her head is crowned with a laureate coronet that carries the phrase, “LIBERTAS,” and is flanked to each side by “CONFEDERATIO HELVETICA.”
Swiss Gold 20 Francs Coins have a reverse with a five pointed star over the Swiss red cross emblazoned on a simple design of shield inside of a wreath. On either side of this shield is the inscription 20 FR. The date of mintage appears below this shield. Beneath the wreath you find the “B” mint mark for Bern. This is the design for all type one Swiss 20 Francs Gold Coins minted from 1886 to 1896.