Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1955 10Rappen Swiss coin

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1955 10 Rappen CH
1955 10 Rappen CH  
Why does this coin have "0x" embossed across the face of the coin?

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Hi Melissa,

First thing that crossed my mind is that someone cut 'hugs and kisses' on it.
It is not a odd thing to find mutilated coins in circulation and you can find even those with mint errors that are actually much more valuable than just face value.

Very interesting find and good observation. I believe some kids were playing with this coin and luckily with common and not valuable one as many very rare coins very destroyed with cut marks, graffiti and other engravings. Also many coins were destroyed when they were making 'love tokens' bending them into 'S' shape.

Unfortunately I don't have no other idea about this cut marks but still I am thankful for showing it to us.

Wish you luck, kind regards and happy 2015

Lazar Trivunović

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Lazar Trivunovic

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I have been a World Coin and Paper Money collector since about 1987. I will be glad to answer any questions you may have on World coins or currency, tokens, unusual or unknown pieces and attempt to give you estimates of value and historical information about them in a polite and prompt manner.

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Many years collecting coins, relics and archaeology.

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SLOVENSKO ZAMEJSKO NUMIZMATINO DRUŠTVO JANEZ VAJKARD VALVASOR

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some colleague (history, archaeology.. as a hobby, numismatics as a hobby and profession.)

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