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2 rappen
2cts1968
Coin from 1968.
General information
Country

Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Value

0.02 francs

Years

18501946, 19481974

Measurements and composition
Mass

2.5 g

Diameter

20 mm

Composition
Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

medallic

Obverse
  • Coat of arms of Switzerland (1850–1946)
  • Swiss cross (1948–1974)
Reverse
  • "2" surrounded by a branch (1850–1946)
  • "2" and oat sprig (1948–1974)
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The 2 rappen coin was issued by Switzerland from 1850 to 1946 and then again from 1948 to 1974. The coin was worth 0.02 francs, or 2 rappen.

All of the coins have had a diameter of 20 mm and a mass of 2.5 g. The first coin, engraved by Jacques-Jean Barre and A. Hutter, was composed of a bronze alloy of 95% copper, 4% tin, and 1% zinc. It featured the coat of arms of Switzerland on its obverse. On the reverse was the value surrounded by laurel and oak branches. The following coin, made from 1942 to 1946, was engraved by Jacques-Jean Barre and Hutter again, with the same design, but a different metal: pure zinc. Two years later, in 1948, the 2 rappen coin began circulation again, being composed of the same bronze alloy as the first coin, but was engraved by Josef Tannheimer, who engraved the Swiss cross on its obverse, and the value of the coin by an oat sprig. Production of 2 rappen coins ceased in 1974.

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Swiss franc
Banknotes 5 CHF10 CHF20 CHF40 CHF50 CHF100 CHF200 CHF500 CHF1000 CHF
Coins 1 rappen (HR) • 2 rappen5 rappen10 rappen20 rappen½ batzen1 batzen5 batzen10 batzen20 batzen½ CHF1 CHF2 CHF40 batzen4 CHF5 CHF10 CHF16 CHF20 CHF25 CHF32 CHF50 CHF100 CHF200 CHF250 CHF500 CHF1000 CHF

110 unze¼ unze½ unze1 unze5 unze12 unze₠1₠51 ceros2 ceros5 ceros10 ceros20 ceros50 ceros1 europ2 europ5 europ1 silbertaler20 rond

Miscellaneous Bern MintBasel MintLiechtenstein frankOrell Füssli Arts Graphiques SASolothurn MintSwiss National BankSwissmint

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