Switzerland 1941-B 2 francs

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Sincona sale 64, lot 3918
This specimen was lot 3918 in Sincona sale 64 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$176 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Confederation | misc, 2 Franken 1941 B, Bern. Äusserst seltene Erhaltung. FDC. Prachtvoller Erstabschlag. (Swiss confederation, two francs of 1941, Bern mint. Extremely rare condition, Uncirculated, Magnificent first strike.)"
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: 1,192,000 + specimens.

Specification: 10 g, .835 fine silver, .268 troy oz ASW, reeded edge, this specimen 9.94 g.

Catalog reference: KM 21, Divo 470, HMZ 2-1202ff.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 64: Swiss Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th 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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