1829 Silver Coin From Switzerland Large Flan Five Batzen From The Canton of Vaud
Description: A nice looking good very fine or better coin from Switzerland. This is the 1829 five batzen silver coin. The obverse of the coin shows the canton of Vaud Shield which is white and green and has the words "Liberty et Patrie" on top within springs and having the legend Canton De Vaud 1829 surrounding the shield and the denomination below it. There are the letters "BEL" below the denomination. The reverse shows a wide cross within a fancy and highly decorated quatrelobe design. There is the legend "LES CANTONS CONCORDANTS DE LA SUISS" surrounding the design and the letter "C" in the center of the cross. The coin is listed as KM 21.1 in Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins and weighs ~4 gm and is ~26 mm in diameter . The piece is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: This is a five batzen weighs ~4 grams and is ~26 mm in diameter.
References: This is KM 21.1.
Condition: I would grade this coin as very fine or better with all the details being sharp and very well preserved. The coin is nicely toned and has great eye appeal. It has wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin has some minor scratches and bag marks throughout, which can be clearly seen in the scan. The coin has some striking issues which are original to the making. These can be seen in the closed 8 in the date on the obverse and the defect in the word SUISS on the reverse. However, the coin's details are still sharply evident and these defects are minor and do not affect the quality of the coin. The coin is in good original condition with great eye appeal making it a worthy addition to any collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.