Switzerland 1902-B 10 rappen

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5619
This specimen was lot 5619 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$143 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Confederation, 10 Rappen 1902. Bern. FDC. (Swiss confederation, ten rappen of 1902, Bern mint. Uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1879-1980 without change. The 1902 is not rare but more recent issues, minted in larger quantity and extensively saved, are much cheaper.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: 3 g, copper-nickel, 19.15 mm diameter; this specimen is 2.96 g.

Catalog reference: Divo 198, HMZ 2-1210p, KM 27.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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