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Coins of Switzerland

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern?s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne's wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

Switzerland, Gold 20 Franks, L 1935 B, NGC MS-65

|Switzerland|, |Switzerland,| |Gold| |20| |Franks,| |L| |1935| |B,| |NGC| |MS-65|
21.6 karat gold (.900 fine), 0.2593 troy oz. gold net.
SL26028. Gold 20 Franks, SCWC KM 35.1, superb strike, NGC MS-65, weight 6.4516 g, maximum diameter 21 mm, die axis 180o, Bern mint, struck 1945 - 1947; obverse HELVETIA, female bust left with mountains behind; reverse shield with Swiss cross, 20 - FR, L 1935 B in exergue; SOLD


Switzerland, Gold 20 Franks, 1927B, NGC MS-64

|Switzerland|, |Switzerland,| |Gold| |20| |Franks,| |1927B,| |NGC| |MS-64|
21.6 karat gold (.900 fine), 0.1867 troy oz. gold net.
SL26030. Gold 20 Franks, SCWC KM 35.1, NGC MS-64, weight 6.4516 g, maximum diameter 21 mm, die axis 180o, Bern mint, 1927B; obverse HELVETIA, female bust left with mountains behind; reverse shield with Swiss cross, 20 - FR, 1927B; SOLD


Prince-Bishopric of Basel, Switzerland, Early - Mid 13th Century

|Switzerland|, |Prince-Bishopric| |of| |Basel,| |Switzerland,| |Early| |-| |Mid| |13th| |Century||bracteate| |pfennig|
Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the countrys borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town centers around Marktplatz, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall. Its 12th-century Gothic cathedral has city views, and contains the tomb of the 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus. The citys university houses some of Erasmus' works.
ME92005. Silver bracteate pfennig, HMZ Schweiz 1-212a, Coraggioni -, gVF, lightly toned, uneven strike with weak area, weight 0.375 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, Bistum Basel mint, early - mid 13th century; obverse six-pointed star, with pellet within annulet at center; reverse incuse of obverse; ex CNG e-auction 231 (14 Apr 2010); ex Jrg Mller Collection; ex Giessener Mnzhandlung auction 32 (12 Nov 1985), lot 1831; SOLD







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REFERENCES

Frey, A. The Dated European Coinage prior to 1501. (New York, 1915).
Krause, C. & C. Mishler. Standard Catalog of World Coins. (Iola, WI, 2010 - ).
Kunzmann, R. & J. Richter. Neuer HMZ-Katalog: Die Mnzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15./16. (Regenstauf, 2006).
Levinson, R. The early dated coins of Europe 1234-1500. (Williston, VT, 2007).
Mnzen und Medaillen AG, Basel Auktion 45, Sammlung Gottlieb Wthrich, 1971.
Simmen, J. "Die Mnzen von Solothurn. Teil I, Die Zeit vor 1579" in Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau 26 (1934). pp. 347 - 383. Wielandt, F. Schweizerische Muenzkataloge VI. Die Basler Muenzpraegung von der Merowingerzeit bis zur Verpfaendung der bischoeflichen Muenze an die Stadt im Jahr 1373. (Bern, 1971).

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