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 Posted 01/12/2018  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add worldnumis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lausanne 5 Franc Shooting Thaler 1876


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 Posted 01/13/2018  06:00 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1982 commemorative 5 francs for the centenary of the Gotthard Railway. This line took ten years to build and was the first rail link between Northern Switzerland and Italy. It includes spiral ramps, numerous bridges and the nine-mile Gotthard Tunnel, which was the longest rail tunnel in the world at the time it was built. The Gotthard Railway is still an important European freight and passenger route, although much of it has now been superseded by a modern line on a new alignment, with a long base tunnel opened in 2016.

The 1982 5 Francs has a reverse design similar to the 5-franc coins in circulation at the time the railway was built. As for the obverse design...

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01/13/2018 06:00 am
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 Posted 01/13/2018  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add owatchman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice coin, NumisRob. And thanks for the history behind it.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  1:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add plonker to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
4 Franken from Lucerne



Thaler - Bern



Thaler - Zurich


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 Posted 01/14/2018  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coins, plonker!

Here's a contrast: a gold 10-franc coin of 1913 and a bimetallic one of 2004!



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 Posted 01/20/2018  03:37 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Silver 20F coin from the year 2000:

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