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Offline mrbadexample

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Switzerland 5 rappen 1889B
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:48:48 PM »
KM#26. Nice little coin.  :)

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Re: Switzerland 5 rappen 1889B
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 03:12:23 PM »
When I was young, innocent and chairman of a Geneva-based UN committee :-X these coins were still in circulation, even after a century. As in the US, unchanged specifications made old and recent coins look alike, even more so because the design hadn't changed either.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Switzerland 5 rappen 1889B
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 10:39:53 PM »
Yes, it did strike me that Swiss coin designers don't have much to do...  ;D