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fwo_562792 - SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 2 1/2 Rappen 1811

SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 2 1/2 Rappen 1811  MS
60.00 €(Approx. 67.80$ | 50.40£)
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Type : 2 1/2 Rappen
Date: 1811
Quantity minted : 114000
Metal : billon
Diameter : 17,2 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,98 g.
Edge : lisse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CANTON - BERN..
Obverse description : Ours à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : 2 1/2 / RAPPEN / 1811.
Reverse description : Légende en trois lignes dans une couronne.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - BERNE

Switzerland's entry into the French orbit since 1799 after the defeat against Zürich Suvorov. System Republic "Sister" is imposed Townships and Geneva was annexed to France. The Swiss Confederation left the French alliance in 1813 and regained its independence and freedom cantons. Berne, who had been a military post since 1191 before becoming an imperial city, receives the right to mint coins in 1218 and joined Confederation in 1353.

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