Swiss Confederation, 10 Rappen 1931

The first 10 rappen-coins bore a Swiss shield with oak leaves and on the reverse the indication of value. In 1879, however, the small coins got a new motif: The head of Helvetia wearing a diadem with the inscription LIBERTAS was used for the first time on the 10 and 5 rappen pieces; the coins of 20 rappen bear the head of Liberty since 1881. As from then the coin image has been used without any changes. The engraver Karl Schwenzer from W├╝rttemberg cut the dies for these coins, yet did not sign them.