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Switzerland 1 and 2 Rappen  1850 to 1946
Switzerland 1 and 2 Rappen 1850 to 1946

Look at this beautiful coin. It comes from respected eBay seller wcnconline and, with little wear and superb eye appeal it is worth upwards of $15 US dollars retail, maybe more to a collector of old Swiss coins. CoinQuest thanks WCNC for use of their coin photo.

Switzerland minted coins like this in 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 rappen denominations. This page covers the 1 and 2 rappen series, which enjoyed a long run of production from 1850 to 1946. In general the 1 rappen coins are worth a little more than the 2 rappen coins. Here are typical, approximate catalog values:

1 RAPPEN (17 mm diameter) BEFORE 1898:
worn: $15 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $45
fully uncirculated: $100
1855B: $500 average circulated
1863B: $200 average circulated
1864B: $200 average circulated

1 RAPPEN 1898 TO 1912:
worn: $5 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $70
1902B: $80 average circulated
1903B: $40 average circulated
1904B: $40 average circulated

1 RAPPEN AFTER 1912, including coins minted in zinc:
worn: $1 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $3
fully uncirculated: $12
1939B: $25 average circulated

Don't forget to convert these catalog values listed above to actual buy and sell values by using our Important Terminology page.

2 RAPPEN (21 mm diameter) BEFORE 1907:
worn: $2 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $60
1870B: $60 average circulated
1888B: $50 average circulated
1902B: $30 average circulated
1903B: $30 average circulated
1904B: $30 average circulated
1906B: $30 average circulated

2 RAPPEN AFTER 1906, including coins minted in zinc:
worn: less than $1 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $2
fully uncirculated: $15
1908B: $4 average circulated
1909B: $4 average circulated
1910B: $12 average circulated
1920B: $30 average circulated
1926B: $8 average circulated
1927B: 30 average circulated
1929B: $5 average circulated
1934B: $8 average circulated
1936B: $8 average circulated

Coin: 4853 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: walker1, Tue, 13-Jul-2010 12:49:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:48:12 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:48:12 GMT
Requester description: 1918 1918 swiss #1 with wreath on one side swiss shield and cross helvetia on the other i would say UNC brass or copper
Tags: switzerland 1 2 rappen swiss wreath one shield cross helvetia i brass copper helvetische switz helvetica helvetic ones coppers bronze coppery cupro zinc coat arms coats crests insignia crest creast

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