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 Posted 01/18/2021  7:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Is the word Confederation spelled wrong and is the OE supposed to be stuck together? I have many more coins, I am just posting a few at a time. There are no graders here in Hawaii.

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 Posted 01/18/2021  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@kahawai, this coin is a 10 Rappen from Switzerland. Of course we are happy to help you with any of your mystery coins, but consider using the free app "coinoscope" as a first pass at figuring out what you have. Here is a link to a thread about it:

http://goccf.com/t/361606
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 Posted 01/18/2021  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks I already have coinscope, I just like and value peoples opinions
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 Posted 01/18/2021  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok perfect! With regard to your question about the inscription, this is in Latin and is spelled correctly (in that language).
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 Posted 01/18/2021  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That Coin Dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, Swiss people don't speak English anyway. But a lovely old coin nonetheless!
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 Posted 01/19/2021  05:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bart to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As Switzerland has 4 official national languages (German, French, Italian and Romansh) they used Latin as a "neutral" language on their coins.
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 Posted 01/20/2021  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kahawai to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
wow thanks you guys, I didnt know that about Switzerland!
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Swiss people don't speak English anyway


English may not be an official language, but having travelled to Switzerland a couple dozen times, I can confirm that the vast majority of Swiss have some knowledge of the English language. I can only think of two people I met who have had essentially no English: a rural farmer and the clerk at a sandwich shop near the Austrian border.
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is the OE supposed to be stuck together?

Yes.

The OE ligature is largely extinct in English. Ligatures were originally invented to save space and make handwriting quicker, but with the invention of movable type printing, and especially the typewriter, the necessity of having to create an entire extra key for a rarely-used combination of vowels doomed the ligature to obscurity. In American English, words which used to have the OE ligature are now spelled with just "E", while in British English, many of those words are still spelled with "OE". "Confederation" is one of the few words where the "OE" spelling ("Confoederation") is not retained in British English.
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