Ten Centimes (Rappen), Coin Type from Switzerland - detailed information

Ten Centimes (Rappen), Coin Type from Switzerland (issued 1850 - )
Coin TypeTen Centimes (Rappen)

The Ten Centimes coin is currently the second smallest circulating denomination of the Swiss Franc after the Five Centimes (One Centime and Two Centimes denominations were demonetised in 2007 and 1978 respectively). Given that Switzerland has four official languages, the sub-unit of the Franc has four different names; it is centime (c.) in French, Rappen (Rp.) in German, centesimo (ct.) in Italian and rap (rp.) in Romansh. Some English-language catalogues call the coin a 10 Rappen coin, but the English-language publications of the Swiss National Bank and Swissmint prefer the term 10 centimes.

The first version of the 10 centimes / rappen coin was designed by Carl Friedrich Voigt of the Munich Mint (then Royal Bavarian Mint). On the obverse it featured the Swiss Coat of Arms (a rendering quite different from that on the One Centime and Two Centimes denominations released at the same time but designed by Alexander Hutter), on two oak branches. The reverse shows the value (only a numeral, no text) within a wreath of oak branches. This original reverse has remained unchanged and is still used on current coins. This version was lighter (2.5 grams) and made of billon (an alloy with a very low quantity of silver), the composition of which varied through the years.

The first version was issued until 1876 and was demonetised on 30th June 1886.

In 1879, the obverse was changed to a design by Karl Schwenzer featuring the effigy of Libertas. The metal was changed to copper-nickel and the coin became slightly heavier (3 grams). This version is still current, and the earliest of these coins are the oldest in the world legal tender still circulating.

Similar to other denominations, the 10 centimes were also issued in different metals throughout their history: brass in 1918 and 1919 (demonetised on 1st January 1924) and a pure nickel type issued 1932 - 1939 which was demonetised on 1st January 2004.

Obverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) - obverse photo

The first version of the obverse (1850 - 1877) was designed by Carl Friedrich Voigt and features the Swiss Coat of Arms (a rendering quite different from that on the One Centime and Two Centimes denominations released at the same time but designed by Alexander Hutter), on two oak branches. Around above is the legend HELVETIA. Around below, the date.

The second version of the obverse (1879 - present) features an effigy of Libertas, the Roman goddess and embodiment of Liberty. It depicts a female head looking right, with a ribbon in her hair, wearing a diadem with the text LIBERTAS on it. Around, the legend CONFÅ’DERATIO HELVETICA (translated from Latin: Swiss Federation). Around below, the date.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) - reverse photo

The reverse shows the value 10 (only a numeral, no text) within a wreath of oak branches. This original reverse has remained unchanged since 1850 to present.

Reverse Inscription 10
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Ten Centimes (Rappen) - (132) Coins (Page 2 of 2)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1991 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1991 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1991 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 35,046,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1992 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1992 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1992 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,028,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1993 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1993 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1993 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 27,023,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1994 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1994 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1994 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,023,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1995 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1995 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,024,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1996 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1996 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1996 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,023,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1997 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1997 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,022,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1998 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1998 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 10,021,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1999 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1999 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,021,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2000 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2000 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2000 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2001 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2001 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2001 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,028,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2002 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2002 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2002 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 15,030,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2003 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2003 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 12,028,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2004 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2004 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2004 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 5,029,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2005 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2005 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2005 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,029,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2006 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2006 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 2,030,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2007 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2007 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2007 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 18,028,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2008 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2008 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2008 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 35,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2009 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2009 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 35,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 42,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2011 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2011 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2011 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 35,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2012 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2012 - reverse photo Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2012 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 30,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2013 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2013 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 28,023,500
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2014 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2014 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 28,022,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2015 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2015 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 22,026,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2016 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2016 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 16,028,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2017 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2017 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 13,029,500
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2018 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2018 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,027,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2019 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2019 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,022,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2020 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2020 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 7,020,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2021 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2021 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 3,021,000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2022 Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2022 - reverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Swissmint
Mintage: 1,013,000
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Ten Centimes (Rappen): Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Sub-types Ten Centimes (Rappen), Billon
Ten Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel
Ten Centimes (Rappen), Brass
Ten Centimes (Rappen), Nickel
From1850
Face Value10 (x Centime)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass
Ten Centimes (Rappen): Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1850
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Notes: Reverse, billon (1850 - 1876).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 2005
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Notes: Reverse, copper-nickel (1879 - present).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1918
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Notes: Reverse, brass (1918, 1919).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1932
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Notes: Reverse, nickel (1932 - 1939).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1850
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Notes: Obverse, billon (1850 - 1876).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 2005
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Notes: Obverse, copper-nickel (1879 - present).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1918
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Notes: Obverse, brass (1918, 1919).
Source
Coin, Switzerland, 10 Rappen 1932
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Notes: Obverse, nickel (1932 - 1939).
Source