20 Francs SILVER50th anniversary of the Patrouille Suisse: The aerobatic team of the Swiss Air ForceFor the last 50 years, the red and white aircraft of the Patrouille Suisse have been thrilling a wide audience in Switzerland and abroad. It has become a symbol of Switzerland To mark the anniversary, the Swiss Air Force is putting on a major display on the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September 2014. The Patrouille Suisse was founded on August 22, 1964 as part of the national exhibition in Lausanne and to mark 50 years of the Swiss Air Force's existence. Anniversary displays were put on throughout the country before hundreds of thousands of spectators. Inspired by the 'Patrouille de France', the Swiss immediately adopted the name 'Patrouille Suisse'. Since 1978, the team has consisted of six aircraft, currently the F-5E Tiger II built in the USA by the Northrop Corporation.
Silver .835 20g 32.8 mm
Proof mintage: 7,000