About Confoederatio Helvetica Coins
Avid coin collectors love the opportunity to diversify their collection with coins from all over the world. Confoederatio Helvetica coins include the rappen and the franc, and their lovely appearance and rich history make them a great addition to any collection. The coins of the Swiss franc are the official coins of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and the country's name is on all the coins as "Confoederatio Helvetica," which is the Latin name of the Swiss Confederation. These coins have the same designs that they did back in 1879, with most of them maintaining the same alloy of copper and nickel, except for the 5-rappen coin, which is made with aluminum bronze. Rare coins include the 1/2-franc and 5-franc coins that were made before the 1967 switch from silver to copper and nickel. There are also the pure nickel 20-rappen coins that were manufactured from 1881 to 1938, which were pulled out of circulation in 2004. There is a vast inventory of Confoederatio Helvetica coins on eBay, providing you the opportunity to fill your collection with coins from all different eras. The rappens display the face of Libertas, the Roman goddess of Liberty, while the francs feature Helvetia, the national personification of Switzerland. You can find these beautiful coins sold individually or as part of a more expansive set.