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Switzerland 5, 10, and 20 Rappen  1850 to 1877
Switzerland 5, 10, and 20 Rappen 1850 to 1877

The 1 and 2 rappen coins from Switzerland look like these 5, 10, and 20 rappen coins, except the smaller denominations are made out of bronze instead of billon, and the smaller denominations were minted far longer, to 1946. Nevertheless, these larger denomination coins are worth quite a bit of money, especially when in good condition. Most 5, 10, and 20 rappen coins are well worn.

The coin in our main picture (upper right) is in worn condition. Here are the stats for all coins in these series:

5 RAPPEN (17 mm diameter)
worn: $20 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120
1850BB coin: $15 average circulated (lower value than above)
1850AB: $230 average circulated
1850 with no mint mark: $1500 average circulated (see below)
1851BB: $400 average circulated
1876B: $90 average circulated
1877B: $110 average circulated

10 RAPPEN (19 mm diameter)
worn: $30 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $130
1850BB coin: $20 average circulated (lower value than above)
1875B: $800 average circulated

20 RAPPEN (21 mm diameter)
worn: $15 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $180
1850BB coin: $15 average circulated (lower value than above)
1851B: $200 average circulated
1859B: $10 average circulated (lower value than above)

The 1850 5 rappen with no mint mark is a special coin. Most have mint marks. If you find one with no mint mark, you have a valuable coin. The one in our close-up picture comes from SINCONA where it sold for $2600 US dollars during a 2013 auction.

Use our Important Terminology page to convert the catalog values listed above to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 4864 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: , Wed, 14-Jul-2010 11:10:15 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 30-May-2013 19:48:48 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 18-Jul-2017 20:41:53 GMT
Requester description: 1871 Swiss 10 rappen
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