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Live auction - fwo_405122 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 1 Franc Helvetia assise 1851 Paris

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 1 Franc Helvetia assise 1851 Paris MS65 PCGS
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:55:35
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 1 Franc Helvetia assise
Date: 1851
Mint name / Town : Paris
Quantity minted : -
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5 g.
Edge : cannelée
Rarity : R1
Slab
slab PCGS
PCGS : MS65
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle, elle conserve son brillant de frappe et est recouverte d’une belle patine. Sous coque PCGS MS65
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./ 1851/ 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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