Pattern coins from Switzerland

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Switzerland 2fr 1860 ptn.jpg


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Switzerland: Confederation pattern 2 Francs, 1860. 

KM-Pn14, silver, reeded edge.
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<k>

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Romania 5 lei 1922 ptn.jpg

Romania, 5 lei, 1922.  Pattern. 

This piece was intended for Romania but was reportedly produced in Switzerland.
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chrisild

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Schweiz 50 Rp-Ct Probe.jpg

Yep. Huguenin Frères. :)

Christian

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Switzerland 50 rappen 1931-aluminium trial.jpg

Switzerland, 50 rappen, 1931.  Aluminium trial.

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Switzerland 20 francs 1873~ptn.jpg


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Switzerland, 20 francs, 1873.

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Confederation gold Pattern 20 Francs 1873.

 AU55 PCGS, Bern mint, KM-Pn26, Fr-494, HMZ-21227a, Divo Proben-18.

By Leopold Wiener. Without angel head mintmark.


This scarcer Pattern variety is without the angel head mintmark above the reverse floral wreath.

The iconic portrait of Helvetia is boldly rendered.


This particular issue comes from a small mintage of just 80 pieces.

The absence of the mintmark designates a strike at the Bern mint (as opposed to Brussels).
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Switzerland 20 francs 1871~ptn.jpg

Switzerland, 20 francs, 1871.  Trial design pattern by Edouard Durussel.

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Edouard Durussel (1842-1888) was born in Switzerland.

He trained at the Royal Mint, London for three years.


He worked as an engraver in Paris from 1865-67.

In 1869 he returned to in Bern in Switzerland,.


There he established a die-sinking business, mainly producing medals.

This pattern for the gold 20 francs portrays a symbolic image of Liberty.
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chrisild

#6
Made two posts in that topic about "interim" pieces, sort of: minor (prior) variations of the actually minted coins. When the Vreneli design was created, the artist initially designed a somewhat younger woman.



http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45897.msg287903.html#msg287903


... and then, after a first redesign, the forehead curl had to go as well. ;)



http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45897.msg287904.html#msg287904

Christian

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Switzerland 50 centimes 1929-pattern.jpg

Switzerland, 50 centimes, 1929.  12-sided nickel pattern. Bern mint, KM-Pn55.

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Switzerland 5 francs 1855-ptn.jpg


Switzerland 5 francs 1855-ptn-.jpg

Switzerland, 5 francs, 1855. Commercial pattern.


Confederation silver Specimen Piefort Essai 5 Francs 1855.

 SP61 PCGS, KM-XE5, HMZ-2-1229a, Richter-2-49 (R3). Plain edge.

Designed by Bovy and struck by Huguenin Frères in Neuchâtel as a proposal for Swiss coinage.



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