• 2 Rappen 1942-1946, KM# 4.2b, Switzerland
  • 2 Rappen 1942-1946, KM# 4.2b, Switzerland
Description

Designer: Alexander Hutter
Engraver: Jean-Jacques Barre

Obverse

The Swiss escutcheon on a crown of oak and olive is surrounded with the state name in Latin.

The white cross has been used as the field sign (attached to the clothing of combattants and to the cantonal war flags in the form of strips of linen) of the Old Swiss Confederacy since its formation in the late 13th or early 14th century. Its symbolism was described by the Swiss Federal Council in 1889 as representing "at the same the Christian cross symbol and the field sign of the Old Confederacy". The federal coat of arms was defined in 1815 for the Restored Confederacy as the white-on-red Swiss cross in a heraldic shield. The white cross is known as the Swiss cross. Its arms are equilateral, and their ratio of length to width is 7:6.

The name Helvetica is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.

HELVETIA
1946

Reverse

Numeral within wreath. Mintmark below the wreath.

2
B

Edge

2 Rappen

KM# 4.2b
Characteristics
Material Zinc
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Swissmint

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