Identify Coin?

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  1. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Found this in a pile of foreign coins: IMG_20210302_181830.jpg IMG_20210302_181904.jpg
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Switzerland 20 Rappen
     
  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    That’s about $0.22 conversion value.

    switzerland is notable for having one of the oldest circulating currencies; coins minted since 1850 (I believe) are still legal tender.

    also, Federatio Helvetica is Switzerland in their language, don’t ask me why. It’s some sort of Latin thing
     
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  6. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    It was shortened from Confoederatio Helvetica and used for simplicity because Switzerland has 4 official languages
     
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  7. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the replies! I think it's a nice looking coin; not sure why I hadn't noticed it yet.
     
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    They do have a classic look to them.
    I've actually found a couple from the 40s in nickel rolls I've searched.
    Like @hotwheelsearl said, they haven't changed the design forever.
     
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  9. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Yes, reminds me of coins from 100 years earlier!
     
  10. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    5CCF07FD-F8AF-4485-A358-A6498DC01ED5.jpeg Found this one CRH in Syracuse NY a couple years ago
    I’ve posted it previously
    Gotta look at them all, both sides
     

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  11. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Nice find!!
     
  12. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I sometimes find 10 or 20 rappen from the late 1800s in the junk bin, mixed in with coins from almost 100 years later. An amazingly long-lived type.
    I think this one below was a 25 cent bin find. Still worth almost 25 cents face.
    20 Rappen 1883 copy.jpg
     
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  13. Bradley Trotter

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    Interestingly enough, a Swiss 10 Rappen was my most recent Coinstar find.
    1976 10 Rappen _000222.png 1976 10 Rappen Reverse_000223.png
     
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  14. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Great find! I like searching the junk bins for unusual coins.
     
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  16. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Are you familiar with the potential bounty of the Coinstar reject slot?
     
  17. Mkm5

    Mkm5 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah!
     
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