Switzerland 1887-B 5 rappen

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4846
This specimen was lot 4846 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$480 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Confederation, 5 Rappen 1887 B. Bern. Seltener Jahrgang. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (confederation of Switzerland, five rappen of 1887, Bern mint. Rare date. Uncirculated. Magnificent condition.)"
The SCWC records the 1896 as a key date for the one, two and five rappen. The 1887 is not the key but it is rare. The type was struck 1879-1980 without change.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

Specification: copper nickel; this specimen is 2.00 g.

Catalog reference: Divo 105, HMZ 2-1212h, KM 26.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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