10 Rappen Coat of arms

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1850-1876
Value 10 Rappen (0.10 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Billon (10% silver)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.15 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 30 June 1886
Number N# 172
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References HMZ 2# 1209,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Divo/Tob19# 313,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 6,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 18,
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 21
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 branches with acorns behind.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
HELVETIA
1875

Translation: Switzerland.

Designer: Karl Friedrich Voigt

Karl Friedrich Voigt (6 October 1800, Berlin - 13 October 1874, Trieste ) was a German medalist, engraver, gemstone cutter and die sinker. From 1829 to 1855 he was the chief engraver and medalist at the Royal Bavarian Mint in Munich. There, he was a die cutter for numerous coins of the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1832, he also made coin dies in Munich for the Greek King Otto I, of the House of Wittelsbach, as well as various coins and medals for the Vatican state.

Reverse

Wreath formed of two oak branches with acorns tied with a ribbon below.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
10
B

Designer: Karl Friedrich Voigt

Karl Friedrich Voigt (6 October 1800, Berlin - 13 October 1874, Trieste ) was a German medalist, engraver, gemstone cutter and die sinker. From 1829 to 1855 he was the chief engraver and medalist at the Royal Bavarian Mint in Munich. There, he was a die cutter for numerous coins of the Kingdom of Bavaria. From 1832, he also made coin dies in Munich for the Greek King Otto I, of the House of Wittelsbach, as well as various coins and medals for the Vatican state.

Edge

Plain.

Mints

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)
BB Strasbourg, France

Comments

Composition:

Three different alloys were used for this type:
1850-1851: 10% silver, 55% copper, 25% zinc, 10% nickel
1871-1873: 5% silver, 85% copper, 5% zinc, 5% nickel
1875-1876: 10% silver, 65% copper, 15% zinc, 10% nickel

According to Richter and Kunzmann, "Neuer HMZ-katalog", 2011, the alloys were different:
1850-1851: 15% silver, 50% copper, 25% zinc, 10% nickel
1871-1876: 15% silver, 75% copper, 5% zinc, 5% nickel

Mintmark varieties:

B mintmark variety:
Mint: Bern
Mintmark: B on reverse

© Sincona AG

BB mintmark variety:
Mint: Strasbourg
Mintmark: BB monogram on reverse
Mint master: baron Alfred Renouard de Bussière
Mint master's mark: bee at the bottom left
Chief engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre
Engraver's mark: greyhound head at the bottom right

© Sincona AG

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1850 BB 8 780 000 $ 1.37 $ 1.37 $ 3.14 $ 9.95 81%
1851 BB 4 530 000 $ 16 16%
1871 B 844 000 $ 29 8%
1873 B 1 398 000 $ 41 12%
1875 B 174 000 3% (fr) très rare
1876 B 1 962 000 $ 36 11%

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