GTG 1: Switzerland 1971 1 Rappen

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by stldanceartist, Jan 27, 2022.


What's the grade?

  1. MS63

  2. MS64

  3. MS65

  4. MS66

  5. MS67

  6. BN

  7. RB

  8. RD

  9. * (Star)

  10. + (PLUS)

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  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Just received my "Jekyll & Hyde" submission back from NGC yesterday - figured I would do some GTG for fun. As it's copper, you can choose a grade and a color designator. Feel free to add any thoughts you have below.

    For additional fun, as well as a good laugh, I'll post NGC's "Cert Verification" photos. They're terrible.

    First up, since I imaged it first:

    Switzerland 1971 1 Rappen

    This coin was pulled from an original mint set purchased at a flea market with a few other dates (including a couple other 1R I'll share later that were also part of this submission.)

    Medium focal length shot

    Switzerland - 1971 1 Rappen M.jpg

    Long focal length shot

    Switzerland - 1971 1 Rappen F.jpg
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  3. Lehigh96

    Lehigh96 Toning Enthusiast

    The coin is exceptionally clean, but the toning is too advanced for a RD designation. While very attractive, I don't think this has enough to get a star designation.

    MS67 RB
  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    MS66 RB
    Just misses a better grade IMO
  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Yeah im in the 66 camp beautiful specimen. But I can see others whom wouldn't like since its stage ....I consider anything that catches the eye,to where you want to examine longer. Eye candy has that hook that pulls you in...
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2022
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

  7. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    67 RB …pleasing color, lustrous, and clean looking surfaces
  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  10. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  11. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Okay folks! Time for the grand reveal:​

    Switzerland - 1971 1 Rappen NGC MS67RB Slab - Obverse.jpg

    I'm just going to quote NGC's Population Reports at this time (for simplicity) - at the time of posting, this coin is Top Pop (none finer in RB, none in RD.)

    As promised, here are NGC's Cert Verification photos - I'm sure there's a coin in there somewhere, but how anyone could tell what it looks like is anyone's guess. I did basically nothing more than making sure the lights didn't reflect on the slab for this photo.

    Low effort and not acceptable quality, IMHO yet again. I feel like there are lights in their photo booth that they don't know how to turn on.

    Also, it appears that their camera has either some dead pixels or debris on the mirror/lens, because each of the Swiss Rappens has a dark spot on the slab in the same place.

    Switzerland - 1971 1 Rappen NGC MS67RB NGC Cert.png

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and ventured a guess!
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