Switzerland 1850-A franc

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Switzerland 1850A franc rev DSLR.jpg

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 It was superseded in 1874 by the familiar standing Helvetia type.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 Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.

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