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fwo_606268 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 1 Franc Helvetia assise 1850 Paris

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 1 Franc Helvetia assise 1850 Paris VF
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Type : 1 Franc Helvetia assise
Date: 1850
Mint name / Town : Paris
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,83 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : HELVETIA.
Obverse description : Helvetia assise et appuyée sur un écu, étendant la main sur des montagnes, signature A. BOVY.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 1 FR./ 1850/ A.
Reverse description : Légende dans une couronne composite.

Commentary


Bien que frappée à Paris, cette monnaie ne semble avoir été frappée qu'avec l'orientation à 12 heures en "frappe médaille".

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - SWISS CONFEDERATION

(Since 1848)

Switzerland itself into Confederation in 1848. It adopts the Swiss Franc, pegged to the French franc in 1850. It adheres to the Latin Union in December 1865. It remains neutral during the two world wars and enriched considerably through its banks.

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