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Live auction - fwo_417625 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 20 Francs Helvetia variante de tranche 1896 Berne

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA 20 Francs Helvetia variante de tranche 1896 Berne AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:54:23
Type : 20 Francs Helvetia variante de tranche
Date: 1896
Mint name / Town : Berne
Quantity minted : 400000
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,45 g.
Edge : inscrite en relief *********** DOMINVS*** PROVIDEBIT
Rarity : INÉDIT
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CONFŒDERATIO - HELVETICA.
Obverse description : Tête d'Helvetia diadémée à gauche avec LIBERTAS en creux sur le diadème.
Obverse translation : (Confédération helvétique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : 20 - FR// 1896.
Reverse description : Écu surmonté d'une étoile dans une couronne composite.

Commentary


Notre exemplaire présente une variante de tranche avec au lieu de l’habituel “*********** DOMINVS*** PROVIDEBIT” nous avons ici ““***/*********** PROVIDEBIT/DOMINUS ”. Cette variante est signalée dans le World coins sans confirmation d’existence.

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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