1 Rappen Wreath; bronze

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1850-1941
Value 1 Rappen (0.01 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Bronze (95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc)
Weight 1.50 g
Diameter 16.0 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 February 1952
Number N# 161
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1215,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Divo/Tob19# 326,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 15,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 18
Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins : 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA.
And 1 more volumes.

Series: Coat of arms series

Obverse

Coat of arms of Switzerland on ornate shield. Oak branch to the right. Laurel branch to the left. Hat with feather above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
HELVETIA
1863

Translation: Switzerland.

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Designer: Alexander Hutter

Reverse

Wreath with two laurel branches tied with a ribbon below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
B

Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Jean-Jacques Barre was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, the Great Seal of France, bank notes and postage stamps. His name is sometimes written as Jacques-Jean.

Designer: Alexander Hutter

Edge

Plain.

Mints

A Paris, France (864-1973)
B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Three varieties for this type are known:

1) Paris mint variety:
Mintmark: A
Mint master: Charles-Louis Dierick (1845-1860)
Mint master's mark: hand at lower left

Chief engraver: Jacques-Jean Barre (1843-1855)
Engraver's mark: greyhound head at lower right


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2) Thick cross variety:
Mintmark: B

© Heritage Auctions

3) Thin cross variety:
Mintmark: B

© Sincona AG

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1850 A 2 270 000 3% KM#3.1; thin cross
1851 A 2 730 000 3% KM#3.1; thin cross
1853 B 2 008 000 1.5% KM#3.1; thick cross
1853 B 0.3% KM#3.1; thin cross; mintage included above
1855 B 500 000 0.6% KM#3.1; thin cross
1856 B 2 500 000 $ 35 3% KM#3.1; thick cross
1857 B 1 587 000 0.8% KM#3.1; thick cross
1863 B 501 000 0.8% KM#3.1; thick cross
1864 B 501 000 0.7% KM#3.1; thick cross
1866 B 1 000 000 1.0% KM#3.1; thick cross
1868 B 2 000 000 $ 28 1.9% KM#3.1; thick cross
1870 B 500 000 1.1% KM#3.1; thick cross
1872 B 2 080 000 $ 41 3% KM#3.1; thick cross
1875 B 975 000 1.3% KM#3.1; thick cross
1876 B 1 000 000 1.4% KM#3.1; thick cross
1877 B 923 000 1.5% KM#3.1; thick cross
1878 B 961 000 1.7% KM#3.1; thick cross
1879 B 998 000 1.7% KM#3.1; thick cross
1880 B 992 000 1.9% KM#3.1; thick cross
1882 B 1 000 000 2.0% KM#3.1; thick cross
1883 B 1 000 000 $ 1.24 2% KM#3.1; thick cross
1884 B 1 000 000 1.9% KM#3.1; thick cross
1887 B 1 504 000 $ 32 4% KM#3.1; thick cross
1889 B 500 000 0.7% KM#3.1; thick cross
1890 B 1 000 000 1.9% KM#3.1; thick cross
1891 B 2 000 000 $ 41 3% KM#3.1; thick cross
1891 B 1.0% KM#3.1; thin cross; mintage included above
1892 B 1 000 000 1.5% KM#3.1; thin cross
1894 B 1 000 000 1.9% KM#3.1; thin cross
1895 B 2 000 000 $ 17 4% KM#3.1; thin cross
1896 B 36 0.3% KM#3.1; thin cross
1897 B 500 000 1.5% KM#3.1; thin cross
1898 B 1 500 000 $ 17 3% KM#3.1; thin cross
1899 B 1 500 000 $ 20 3% KM#3.1; thin cross
1900 B 2 000 000 $ 15 4% KM#3.1; thin cross
1902 B 950 000 1.5% KM#3.2; thin cross
1903 B 1 000 000 $ 49 1.9% KM#3.2; thin cross
1904 B 1 000 000 2% KM#3.2; thin cross
1905 B 2 000 000 4% KM#3.2; thin cross
1906 B 1 000 000 3% KM#3.2; thin cross
1907 B 2 000 000 $ 9.14 5% KM#3.2; thin cross
1908 B 3 000 000 $ 8.49 $ 10 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1909 B 1 000 000 3% KM#3.2; thin cross
1910 B 1 500 000 4% KM#3.2; thin cross
1911 B 1 500 000 $ 2.83 $ 23 4% KM#3.2; thin cross
1912 B 2 000 000 $ 6.14 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1913 B 3 000 000 $ 3.39 $ 5.62 $ 6.06 $ 6.79 10% KM#3.2; thin cross
1914 B 3 500 000 $ 3.07 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1915 B 3 000 000 $ 5.50 5% KM#3.2; thin cross
1917 B 2 000 000 5% KM#3.2; thin cross
1918 B 3 000 000 $ 3.39 $ 2.26 7% KM#3.2; thin cross
1919 B 3 000 000 $ 3.39 $ 2.26 7% KM#3.2; thin cross
1920 B 1 000 000 $ 3.39 4% KM#3.2; thin cross
1921 B 3 000 000 $ 4.08 $ 31 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1924 B 2 000 000 $ 7.89 5% KM#3.2; thin cross
1925 B 2 500 000 $ 2.09 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1926 B 2 000 000 $ 2.09 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1927 B 1 500 000 $ 5.10 4% KM#3.2; thin cross
1928 B 2 000 000 $ 3.39 $ 7.57 6% KM#3.2; thin cross
1929 B 4 000 000 $ 1.70 $ 2.26 12% KM#3.2; thin cross
1930 B 2 500 000 $ 1.26 $ 1.60 8% KM#3.2; thin cross
1931 B 5 000 000 $ 1.70 $ 4.53 14% KM#3.2; thin cross
1932 B 5 000 000 $ 1.17 $ 2.26 $ 1.13 13% KM#3.2; thin cross
1933 B 3 000 000 $ 2.26 $ 3.11 $ 3.25 9% KM#3.2; thin cross
1934 B 3 000 000 $ 1.02 $ 2.90 $ 9.10 10% KM#3.2; thin cross
1936 B 2 000 000 $ 2.04 $ 4.28 10% KM#3.2; thin cross
1937 B 2 400 000 $ 1.43 $ 2.26 $ 5.57 12% KM#3.2; thin cross
1938 B 5 300 000 $ 2.26 $ 1.46 $ 3.36 10% KM#3.2; thin cross
1939 B 10 000 3% KM#3.2; thin cross
1940 B 3 027 000 $ 1.75 $ 2.26 7% KM#3.2; thin cross
1941 B 12 794 000 $ 0.88 $ 1.17 28% KM#3.2; thin cross

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rappen (Wreath; bronze)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rappen (Wreath; bronze)
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Auction 20
Lot 26
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Nov 5, 2020 1850 A – KM#3.1; thin cross UNC USD 114.43
(CHF 105.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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