Switzerland 1960-B 2 francs

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This type was struck at the Bern mint 1874-1967. The design is still in use today tho the coin is now copper-nickel. This specimen is struck to the standard of the French two francs of 1866-1920. Many of the dates from the twentieth century are very common and this one is no exception. Prior to confederation in 1850, each Swiss canton issued its own coins.

Recorded mintage: 1,980,000.

Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver, .268 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 21.

Source:

  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.

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