Switzerland 1850-A franc
This type was struck 1850-51 and 1857 only. A similar type (KM 9a, .800 fine) was issued 1860-61. It was superseded in 1874 by the familiar standing Helvetia type. All are expensive in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 5,750,000 for 1850-51.
Specification: 5 g, .900 fine silver, .144 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 9.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.