Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1970 Switzerland 20 Rappen

Do you have Swiss coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Years have passed since I found a Switzerland coin in my change then I got this one last week. I have been waiting to talk about these coins since they cause lots of confusion and questions among non-collectors.

Confusion
It has no recognizable country name, symbols, or denomination. Why the vagueness? Well Switzerland has four official languages (German, French, Italian, Romansh) and they like to keep coins language neutral so they use Latin and abbreviations as much as possible.

CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA (CONFEDERATION SWISS) 1970 around Lady Liberty with LIBERTAS in hair band.
Flower wreath and ribbon around 20

The Helvetic Confederation is the national symbol of Switzerland usually represented by a woman holding a Swiss shield and spear. It is the same as saying Swiss Confederation in case you are not sure.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 20 Rappen / Switzerland
Year: 1970
Mintage: 45,605,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine

Swiss money has been in the news recently. Since the Swiss never adopted the euro it has become a safe haven for investors as the dollar and euro fall in value. Switzerland has relatively strong economy and they want to keep it that way so they purposely are using methods to make their francs less valuable. By lowering interest rates and other small steps they hope that Swiss money stays secure in shadows.This is being done because as the Swiss Franc rising and the Swiss are shopping in neighboring countries.

Do you have a coin from Switzerland and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you. 

14 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Anonymous said...

What is the value of a 1921 5 Rappen with a B mint mark?

Man said...

1921 5 Rappen with a B mint mark about $0.50 in very-fine

Anonymous said...

I have a 20 rappen coin 1885 very fine condition

Man said...

20 rappen coin 1885 very fine condition about $2.00

Anonymous said...

20 rappen coin 1897?

Man said...

20 rappen coin 1897 about $1.50

Anonymous said...

20 rappen 1961?

Man said...

20 rappen 1961 about $0.25

Mandy said...

1969 5 rappen with no mint mark in almost uncirculated condition, what is the value?

Man said...

1969 5 rappen with no mint mark in almost uncirculated condition

About $0.30

Anonymous said...

20 rappen coin 1971?

Man said...

20 rappen coin 1971 about $0.25

Anonymous said...

Hola tengo una moneda es de 1994.

Man said...

Hola tengo una moneda es de 1994

Si es el mismo, 20 Rappen es $0.25