Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010, Coin from Switzerland - detailed information

Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010, Coin from Switzerland
CoinTen Centimes (Rappen) 2010

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).

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.

The copper-nickel version is still current, and the earliest of these coins are the oldest in the world legal tender still circulating. Coins issued in 2010 have been in circulation for 11 years.

MintSwissmint Mint MarkLetter B Total Mintage42,026,000 (42.0 million)
Obverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 - 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 2010 below by quatrefoils (flower shape with four leaves) for dots.

Obverse Inscription · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2010
Reverse
Switzerland / Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010 - 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
Notes

The Swissmint report lists mintage of 42,026,000 and also lists 14,000 "Stempelglanz" (brilliant uncirculated) coins in the year's mint sets and 8,000 in "baby sets" plus 4,000 "Polierte Platte" (proofs) in the year's proof sets. It is not explicitly stated that coins in sets have been calculated into the main figure, but it seems probable that this is the case.

Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 22,000 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated ("STGL" from "Stempelglanz" in German) coins in the year's mint sets.

In Sets Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2010, mintage 14,000
8 coins: 10 Fr. Alpine Marmot, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.

Schweizer Münzen Stempelglanz / Monnaies suisses Fleur de coin - Swissmint 2010 (Baby Set), mintage 8,000
7 coins: 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 4,000 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins ("PP" from "Polierte Platte" in German) in the year's proof sets.

In Set Schweizer Münzen Polierte Platte / Monnaies suisses Flan bruni - Swissmint 2010, mintage 4,000
8 coins: 10 Fr. Alpine Marmot, 5 Fr. Burkhard, 2 Fr., 1 Fr., 1/2 Fr., 20 c., 10 c., 5 c.
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Swissmint 2017 Mint link
Swissmint 2017 Mintage link Circulation and sets mintage
Swissmint 2017 Varieties link Proof, Sets
Showing 31 from a total of 131 coins of type: Ten Centimes (Rappen)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
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) 2020 7,020,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2020
Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2021 3,021,000 Libertas by Karl Schwenzer · CONFŒDERATIO HELVETICA · 2021
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Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010: Details
CountrySwitzerland
CurrencySwiss Franc
Coin TypeTen Centimes (Rappen), CuproNickel
Issued2010
SymbolLibertas by Karl Schwenzer
Face Value10 (x Centime)
Total Mintage42,026,000 (42.0 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerCarl Friedrich Voigt, Karl Schwenzer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.150 mm
Thickness1.450 mm
Mass3.000 g
OCC IDBYNK-ODDC-MPYK-OPQM
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Ten Centimes (Rappen) 2010: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Schön, WeltmünzkatalogSchweiz Schön# 25
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSwitzerland KM# 27