Jean François Antoine Bovy was a Geneva-based medalist. He created the first series of the Swiss Franc, and he engraved the dies of the first emission of the series featuring the «Standing Hevetia» which is still on the Swiss money of today. How the Swiss Franc was created,  what it looks like and why, is explained in the exhibition «Antoine Bovy and the Swiss Franc».

ANTOINE BOVY AND THE CREATION
OF THE SWISS FRANC

Swiss Confederation. ½ Franc, 1850
Swiss Confederation. 1 Franc, 1850
Swiss Confederation. 1 Franc, 1983.
Swiss Confederation. 1 Franc, 1874.
Swiss Confederation.

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Swiss Confederation.

Representative Coin Set of the first issue of the Swiss Franc from 1850, presented to Antoine Bovy. © Copyright by Chaponnière & Firmenich SA.