GTG 2: Switzerland 1973 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. * (STAR)

  7. + (PLUS)

  8. BN

  9. RB

  10. RD

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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.

    GTG 1 (1971 1 Rappen)

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

    Second up:
    Switzerland 1973 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 - 1973 1 Rappen M.jpg

    Long focal length shot

    Switzerland - 1973 1 Rappen F.jpg

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  3. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    66 RB
    …I like coin #1 a tad better; this one is still very nice. The spots might have kept it out of a 67
  4. Anthony Mazza

    Anthony Mazza Active Member

  5. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Slightly spotty and a big bag mark on the reverse.
    MS64 RB
  6. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Okay folks! Time for the grand reveal:​

    Switzerland - 1973 1 Rappen NGC MS67RD 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 RD, one other at the same grade.)

    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. It's a little better than the 1975, probably because this coin is actually properly seated in the slab (the 1975 is tilted.)

    Low effort and not acceptable quality, IMHO - again, significantly underlit.

    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 - 1973 1 Rappen NGC MS67RD NGC Cert.png

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by and ventured a guess!
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