Switzerland 1908-B rappen

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4435
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4435 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $45. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Rappen, 1908 B. PCGS MS-66 RB. Sharply struck with considerable mint red." This type was struck at the Bern mint 1850-1941. This is a common date. Zinc rappen were minted during World War Two and when bronze rappen resumed in 1948, a modified design was introduced.

Recorded mintage: 3,000,000.

Specification: 1.5 g, bronze, 16 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-3.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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