Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTen Centimes (Rappen) 1934

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.

The first 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. It 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 this pure nickel type issued 1932 - 1939 which was demonetised on 1st January 2004; thus, coins issued in 1934 circulated for almost 70 years.

MintSwissmint Mintage3,000,000
Obverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934 - obverse photo

The obverse 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 · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · (translated from Latin: Swiss Federation), separated from the date 1934 below by quatrefoils (flower shape with four leaves) for dots.

Obverse Inscription · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1934
Reverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934 - 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.

The mint mark B of Swissmint (earlier known as the Bern Mint or the Federal Mint of Switzerland) is under the ribbon tying the wreath.

Reverse Inscription 10
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
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All (129) Coins of Country: Switzerland, Type: Ten Centimes (Rappen)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1850 8,780,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1850
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1851 4,530,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1851
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1871 844,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1871
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1873 1,398,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1873
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1875 174,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1875
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1876 1,962,000 Coat of Arms of Switzerland HELVETIA 1876
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1879 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1879
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1880 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1880
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1881 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1881
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1882 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1882
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1883 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1883
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1884 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1884
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1885 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1885
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1894 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1894
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1895 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1895
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1896 16 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1896
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1897 500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1897
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1898 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1898
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1899 500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1899
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1900 1,500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1900
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1901 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1901
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1902 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1902
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1903 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1903
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1904 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1904
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1906 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1906
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1907 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1907
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1908 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1908
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1909 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1909
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1911 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1911
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1912 1,500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1912
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1913 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1913
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1914 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1914
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1915 1,200,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1915
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1918 6,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1918
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1919 6,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1919
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1920 3,500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1920
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1921 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1921
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1922 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1922
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1924 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1924
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1925 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1925
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1926 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1926
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1927 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1927
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1928 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1928
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1929 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1929
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1930 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1930
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1931 2,244,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1931
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1932 3,500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1932
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1933 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1933
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934 3,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1934
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1936 1,500,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1936
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1937 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1937
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1938 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1938
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1939 10,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1939
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1940 2,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1940
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1942 2,110,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1942
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1943 3,176,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1943
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1944 6,133,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1944
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1945 993,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1945
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1946 4,010,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1946
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1947 3,152,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1947
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1948 1,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1948
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1949 2,269,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1949
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1950 3,200,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1950
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1951 3,430,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1951
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1952 4,451,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1952
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1953 6,149,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1953
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1954 3,200,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1954
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1955 11,795,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1955
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1957 10,092,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1957
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1958 10,040,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1958
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1959 13,053,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1959
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1960 4,040,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1960
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1961 7,949,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1961
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1962 34,965,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1962
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1964 16,340,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1964
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1965 14,190,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1965
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1966 4,025,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1966
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1967 10,000,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1967
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1968 14,065,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1968
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1969 28,855,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1969
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1970 40,020,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1970
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1972 7,877,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1972
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1973 30,350,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1973
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1974 30,007,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1974
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1975 25,002,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1975
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1976 19,012,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1976
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1977 10,007,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1977
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1978 19,957,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1978
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1979 18,010,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1979
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1980 18,015,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1980
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1981 30,150,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1981
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1982 50,120,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1982
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1983 40,044,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1983
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1984 22,036,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1984
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1985 3,044,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1985
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1986 2,324,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1986
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1987 5,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1987
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1988 5,029,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1988
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1989 41,031,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1989
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1990 40,032,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1990
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1991 35,046,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1991
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1992 18,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1992
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1993 27,023,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1993
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1994 18,023,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1994
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1995 5,024,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1995
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1996 18,023,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1996
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1997 15,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1997
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1998 10,021,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1998
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1999 7,021,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 1999
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2000 5,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2000
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2001 7,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2001
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2002 15,030,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2002
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2003 12,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2003
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2004 5,029,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2004
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2005 7,029,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2005
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2006 2,030,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2006
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2007 18,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2007
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2008 35,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2008
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2009 35,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2009
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 42,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2010
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2011 35,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2011
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2012 30,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2012
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2013 28,023,500 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2013
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2014 28,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2014
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2015 22,026,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2015
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2016 16,028,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2016
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2017 13,029,500 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2017
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2018 7,027,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2018
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2019 7,022,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2019
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTen Centimes (Rappen), Nickel
Issued1934
EffigyLibertas by Karl Schwenzer
Face Value10 (x Centime)
Mintage3,000,000
CurrentNo (demonetised 2004)
MaterialNickel
DesignerCarl Friedrich Voigt, Karl Schwenzer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)19.1500
Thickness (mm)1.4500
Mass (g)3
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Ten Centimes (Rappen) 1934: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchweiz Schön# 25b
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 27b