Switzerland 1850-BB 10 rappen

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Sincona sale 51, lot 4226
This specimen was lot 4226 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 350 CHF (about US$422 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"10 Rappen 1850 BB, Strassburg. PCGS MS65PL. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (Swiss confederation, ten rappen of 1850, Strasbourg mint. Magnificent condition.)"
This is a rare date of a type issued 1850-51, 1871-76. The type is not rare but is seldom seen compared to the copper-nickel Helvetia type (KM 27) issued 1878-1980.

Recorded mintage: 174,000.

Specification: 2.37 g, billon, 19.23 mm diameter, this specimen 2.63 g.

Catalog reference: Divo 6. HMZ 2-1209a, KM-6.


  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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