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2 Rappen

2 Rappen -  obverse2 Rappen -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1850-1941
Value 2 Centimes / Rappen / Centesimi (0.02 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 0.98 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 02-01-1952
References KM# 4.1,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
KM# 4.2,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
KM# 4.2a,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 16
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The Swiss escutcheon, on branches of oak and laurel. Inscription "HELVETIA" (Switzerland) above and date below.

Lettering:
HELVETIA
1850

Engraver: A. Hutter

Reverse

Value within wreath, mintmark at bottom below wreath

Lettering:
2
A

Engraver: A. Hutter

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Differences in cross and dentiles of KM#4.1:


years 1850-1851 front: letter A: Paris mint
back: at 7 and a half hours: hand: mint master Charles-Louis Dierickx (F), 1845-1860


at 4 and a half hours: greyhound head: Chief engraver Jacques-Jean Barre (F), 1843-1855


years 1866-1941 front: letter B: Bern mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1850 A 7,290,000 1.43 9.85 9.85 18% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1851 A 3,720,000 1.30 4.31 16% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1866 B 1,000,000 3.53 5% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1870 B 540,000 1.9% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1875 B 984,000 1.13 6% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1879 B 990,000 15.34 6% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1883 B 1,000,000 12.47 6% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1886 B 1,000,000 7% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1888 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1890 B 1,000,000 5.61 6% KM# 4.1 (thick cross)
1893 B 2,000,000 3.97 11% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1896 B 20 0.3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross) rare
1897 B 487,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1898 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1899 B 1,000,000 6.27 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1900 B 1,000,000 14.24 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1902 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1903 B 500,000 2% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1904 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1906 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1907 B 1,000,000 6.90 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1908 B 1,000,000 6.28 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1909 B 1,000,000 8.81 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1910 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1912 B 1,000,000 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1913 B 1,000,000 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1914 B 1,000,000 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1915 B 1,000,000 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1918 B 1,000,000 6% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1919 B 2,000,000 4.08 10% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1920 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1925 B 1,250,000 9% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1926 B 750,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1927 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1928 B 500,000 3% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1929 B 750,000 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1930 B 1,000,000 5% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1931 B 1,288,000 8.45 7% KM# 4.2 (thin cross)
1932 B 1,500,000 4.04 4.04 11% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1933 B 1,000,000 6% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1934 B 500,000 4% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1936 B 500,000 8% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1937 B 1,200,000 1.77 10% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1938 B 1,369,000 5.10 7% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g
1941 B 3,448,000 1.68 1.85 20% KM# 4.2a (thin cross); 3.0 g

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