10 Rappen Libertas; copper-nickel

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1879-2021
Value 10 Rappen
0.10 CHF = USD 0.11
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel; non-magnetic)
Weight 3.00 g
Diameter 19.15 mm
Thickness 1.45 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 173
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1210,
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# 314,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 27,
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# 25,
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
Y# 24
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: Libertas series

Obverse

Head of Libertas (Roman goddess of liberty) facing right, with braided hair tied with ribbon and wearing tiara.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA
⸭ 1881 ⸭
LIBERTAS

Translation: Swiss Confederation

Designer: Karl Schwenzer

Karl Schwenzer (born February 26, 1843 in Löwenstein, died November 29, 1904 in Stuttgart) was a royal Württemberg court medalist, who has carried out in the period from about 1875 until his death in 1904, virtually all Württemberg coins and medals of that time.

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.

10 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel) -  obverse

© stratocaster

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

Errors of this type:

• Richter #A51; 1925; 30° axis rotation; less than 10 pieces known.
⸰ Example of this error (2.99 g; uncirculated):

© Sincona AG
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 64, 9-10 June 2020, Lot 4023, sold for 200 CHF.

• Richter #B43; 1942; "forelock" chipped die.
⸰ Example of this error:

© Sincona AG
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 39, 17 May 2017, Lot 4905, estimated at 500 CHF, unsold.

• Richter #C—; 1943; planchet error.
⸰ Example of this error (2.42 g; about uncirculated):

© Sincona AG
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 64, 9-10 June 2020, Lot 4017, sold for 550 CHF.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1879 B 1 000 000 $ 3.50 $ 5.83 $ 10 2.0%
1880 B 2 000 000 $ 1.84 $ 3.77 $ 5.83 3%
1881 B 3 000 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.06 $ 2.18 $ 5.88 4%
1882 B 3 000 000 $ 0.55 $ 1.07 $ 2.33 4%
1883 B 2 000 000 $ 0.15 $ 2.39 $ 2.33 $ 7.49 3%
1884 B 3 000 000 $ 0.80 $ 0.93 $ 2.08 $ 0.48 4%
1885 B 3 000 000 $ 0.52 $ 1.01 $ 3.74 4%
1894 B 1 000 000 $ 1.17 $ 4.15 $ 8.49 1.6%
1895 B 2 000 000 $ 0.66 $ 0.69 $ 2.92 3%
1896 B 16 0.07% ultra rare
1897 B 500 000 $ 0.58 $ 4.21 1.6%
1898 B 1 000 000 $ 0.98 $ 4.69 1.2%
1899 B 500 000 $ 5.26 1.0%
1900 B 1 500 000 $ 0.86 $ 3.98 2%
1901 B 1 000 000 $ 0.79 $ 1.91 $ 3.88 1.9%
1902 B 1 000 000 $ 2.96 $ 0.82 1.8%
1903 B 1 000 000 $ 1.91 $ 3.16 $ 1.75 1.9%
1904 B 1 000 000 $ 0.97 $ 1.43 1.7%
1906 B 1 000 000 $ 3.14 $ 2.99 $ 2.33 1.8%
1907 B 2 000 000 $ 1.03 $ 4.02 $ 3.83 3%
1908 B 2 000 000 $ 1.00 $ 1.75 3%
1909 B 2 000 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.43 $ 0.93 3%
1911 B 1 000 000 $ 1.61 1.8%
1912 B 1 500 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.52 $ 1.17 2%
1913 B 2 000 000 $ 0.57 $ 0.49 $ 0.90 3%
1914 B 2 000 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.58 $ 1.05 3%
1915 B 1 200 000 $ 0.52 $ 1.25 2%
1919 B 3 000 000 $ 0.93 $ 0.80 $ 6.84 4%
1920 B 3 500 000 $ 0.58 $ 0.52 5%
1921 B 3 000 000 $ 0.77 $ 0.33 $ 0.54 4%
1922 B 2 000 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.41 $ 3.20 3%
1924 B 2 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 1.07 3%
1925 B 3 000 000 $ 0.51 $ 0.48 $ 2.23 $ 212 4%
1926 B 3 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.50 $ 3.20 4%
1927 B 2 000 000 $ 0.40 $ 0.58 $ 1.17 3%
1928 B 2 000 000 $ 0.34 $ 0.65 3%
1929 B 2 000 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.47 $ 0.48 $ 3.20 4%
1930 B 2 000 000 $ 0.93 $ 0.62 $ 3.03 3%
1931 B 2 244 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.76 4%
1940 B 2 000 000 $ 0.96 $ 4.67 4%
1942 B 2 110 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.87 $ 11 4%
1943 B 3 176 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.52 $ 0.87 $ 4.02 5%
1944 B 6 133 000 $ 0.52 $ 0.75 $ 1.60 $ 5.83 8%
1945 B 993 000 $ 2.33 $ 1.17 2%
1946 B 4 010 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.40 $ 0.76 6%
1947 B 3 152 000 $ 0.55 $ 2.33 5%
1948 B 1 000 000 $ 0.80 $ 0.76 2%
1949 B 2 269 000 $ 0.75 $ 1.17 4%
1950 B 3 200 000 $ 0.52 $ 0.41 $ 0.73 5%
1951 B 3 430 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.41 $ 0.72 5%
1952 B 4 451 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.47 $ 0.98 6%
1953 B 6 149 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.37 $ 0.52 7%
1954 B 3 200 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.40 $ 0.70 7%
1955 B 11 795 000 $ 0.36 $ 0.41 $ 0.70 10%
1957 B 10 092 000 $ 0.29 $ 0.35 $ 0.41 $ 0.62 10%
1958 B 10 040 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.35 $ 0.37 $ 0.78 $ 0.98 10%
1959 B 13 053 000 $ 0.59 $ 0.29 $ 0.57 $ 0.61 12%
1960 B 4 040 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.47 $ 0.62 5%
1961 B 7 949 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.27 $ 0.50 $ 0.49 8%
1962 B 34 965 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.66 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.47 $ 0.76 $ 1.04 21%
1964 B 16 340 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.26 $ 0.99 $ 1.49 13%
1965 B 14 190 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.24 $ 0.23 $ 0.35 $ 0.91 11%
1966 B 4 025 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.35 $ 0.35 5%
1967 B 10 000 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.23 $ 0.29 $ 0.58 9%
1968 B 14 065 000 $ 0.77 $ 0.58 $ 0.24 $ 0.49 11%
1969 B 28 855 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.09 $ 0.24 $ 0.36 $ 1.08 $ 1.08 17%
1970  40 020 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.26 $ 0.69 $ 0.40 21%
1972  7 877 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.31 $ 0.51 7%
1973  30 350 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.21 $ 0.24 $ 0.34 $ 1.06 $ 0.58 15%
1974  30 005 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.17 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.54 $ 0.58 15%
1974  2 400 0.2% Proof
1975  24 992 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.30 $ 0.49 13%
1975  10 000 0.3% Proof
1976  19 007 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.17 10%
1976  5 130 0.15% Proof
1977  10 000 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.26 6%
1977  7 030 0.10% Proof
1978  19 947 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.23 $ 0.27 $ 0.24 $ 0.40 11%
1978  10 000 0.18% Proof
1979  18 000 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.29 $ 0.92 10%
1979  10 000 0.18% Proof
1980  18 005 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.18 $ 1.36 10%
1980  10 000 0.2% Proof
1981  30 140 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 13%
1981  10 000 0.3% Proof
1982  50 110 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.59 $ 0.21 $ 0.22 $ 0.34 $ 0.69 $ 0.69 18%
1982  10 000 0.3% Proof
1983  40 033 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.54 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.64 $ 1.06 14%
1983  11 000 0.2% Proof
1984  22 022 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.23 $ 0.19 $ 0.58 10%
1984  14 000 0.2% Proof
1985  3 032 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 2%
1985  12 000 0.14% Proof
1986 B 2 314 000 $ 0.31 2%
1986 B 10 000 0.13% Proof
1987 B 5 019 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 3%
1987 B 8 800 0.10% Proof
1988 B 5 020 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.35 4%
1988 B 9 000 0.12% Proof
1989 B 41 022 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.19 $ 0.58 $ 0.93 15%
1989 B 8 800 0.3% Proof
1990 B 40 023 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.15 $ 0.17 $ 0.54 13%
1990 B 8 900 0.2% Proof
1991 B 35 036 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.30 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.64 12%
1991 B 9 900 0.16% Proof
1992 B 18 020 300 $ 0.19 $ 0.20 $ 0.69 7%
1992 B 7 450 0.15% Proof
1993 B 27 016 400 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 9%
1993 B 6 300 0.15% Proof
1994 B 18 017 300 $ 0.12 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 6%
1994 B 6 100 0.15% Proof
1995 B 5 018 000 $ 0.35 $ 0.16 3%
1995 B 6 100 0.11% Proof
1996 B 18 017 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.21 $ 1.05 $ 0.58 7%
1996 B 6 100 0.11% Proof
1997 B 15 016 500 $ 0.12 $ 0.19 5%
1997 B 5 500 0.14% Proof
1998 B 10 016 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.10 4%
1998 B 4 800 0.10% Proof
1999 B 7 016 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.27 3%
1999 B 5 000 0.06% Proof
2000 B 5 020 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.38 2%
2000 B 5 500 0.07% Proof
2001 B 7 022 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.15 3%
2001 B 5 184 0.07% Proof
2002 B 15 024 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.12 5%
2002 B 4 518 0.12% Proof
2003 B 12 022 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.25 $ 0.58 4%
2003 B 4 520 0.14% Proof
2004 B 5 026 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.12 2%
2004 B 4 168 0.08% Proof
2005 B 7 024 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.10 3%
2005 B 3 783 0.06% Proof
2006 B 2 026 000 $ 0.12 1.2%
2006 B 4 000 0.06% Proof
2007 B 18 024 000 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 5%
2007 B 3 415 0.10% Proof
2008 B 35 022 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.47 8%
2008 B 3 286 0.10% Proof
2009 B 35 022 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.58 7%
2009 B 3 115 0.14% Proof
2010 B 42 022 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.26 $ 0.44 $ 0.52 7%
2010 B 4 000 0.16% Proof
2011 B 35 022 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.13 $ 0.44 $ 0.47 6%
2011 B 4 000 0.14% Proof
2012 B 30 022 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.17 $ 0.70 4%
2012 B 4 000 0.11% Proof
2013 B 28 020 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.12 $ 0.58 3%
2013 B 3 500 0.07% Proof
2014 B 28 019 000 $ 0.15 $ 0.13 $ 0.10 $ 0.36 2%
2014 B 3 000 0.10% Proof
2015 B 22 023 000 $ 0.10 $ 0.75 1.2%
2015 B 3 000 0.11% Proof
2016 B 16 025 000 0.5%
2016 B 3 000 0.06% Proof
2017 B 13 027 500 0.2%
2017 B 2 500 0.06% Proof
2018 B 7 024 500 0.15%
2018 B 2 500 0.14% Proof
2019 B 7 022 000 0.14%
2019 B 2 500 0.18% Proof
2020 B 7 020 000 0.10%
2020 B 2 500 0.05% Proof
2021 B 3 018 500 0.06%
2021 B 2 500 0.02% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 10 Rappen (Libertas; copper-nickel)
Sincona AG
Auction 64
Lot 4023
Internet Archive
Jun 9, 2020 1925 B UNC
(Richter #A51; 30° axis rotation; less than 10 piec)
USD 217.69
(CHF 200.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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