Switzerland Just Minted the World's Smallest Gold Coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Al Kowsky, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    .25 Swiss Franc, Obv..jpeg .25 Swiss Franc, rev..jpeg
    This strange looking coin with an image of Albert Einstein weighs 1/500th of an oz. & has a diameter of 2.96 mm. :jawdrop:. It has a nominal value of 1/4 of a Swiss franc (26 cents). Only 999 of these coins will be minted & comes with a special magnifying glass to view it :p. Cost 199 Swiss francs.
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    Boy, I sure hope nobody ever drops one !

  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'll say! They'd be out over three dollars and eleven cents worth of gold.
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe, the Swiss once made the worlds most beautifull coins, not anymore:(

    1/ my tiny Regensburg AV 1/32 Dukat 1741
    5mm. .08g.

    Basel AV 20 Dukaten 1741
    Unfortunately I do not own this beauty/ sold for 1.3 M 877284l (1).jpg b0f402acc2d368a5fcf31aa4f0d63b5d.jpg
  6. Nyatii

    Nyatii I like running w/scissors. Makes me feel dangerous

    Hey. Just a couple more yards a month.......
  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    What is the price for it ?
  8. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Sold in 2017 for 1.3 Million Swiss Francs, probably more next time.
  9. Kentucky

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  10. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    something else for the counterfeiters and no one would ever be able to tell the difference with that size ...
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  11. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Issued at $205 (US) - coming to you soon on eBay in MS-70 for only $7000, plus slabbed magnifier :p
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  12. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Not worth counterfeiting;) They prefer $$$ classic coinage to fake.
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  13. Troodon

    Troodon Coin Collector

    By my rough calculations, it only contains $3 worth of gold... um, no thanks lol. That's an even worse rip-off than those Cook Island "bullion" cons. Er, I mean coins...
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  14. Santinidollar

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    That’s strange. Did two guys in the Swiss mint make a bet?
  15. Troodon

    Troodon Coin Collector

    What was the bet, that anyone would be dumb enough to buy it?
  16. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    Maybe that it would fly off the table and disappear if you sneeze on it :rolleyes:
  17. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    I seem to remember that Switzerland is one of the few countries to have made gold coins in the recent past whose face value exceeded the value of the metal content. (1991 250 Franc commemorative, though at the current price of gold, probably not anymore)
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