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fwo_547973 - SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 5 Batzen 1826 Berne

SWITZERLAND - CANTON OF BERN 5 Batzen 1826 Berne XF
80.00 €(Approx. 90.40$ | 67.20£)
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Type : 5 Batzen
Date: 1826
Mint name / Town : Berne
Quantity minted : -
Metal : billon
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,25 g.
Edge : striée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : CANTON - BERN 1826.
Obverse description : Écu couronné aux armes de Berne sur une couronne formée de deux palmes en sautoir, au-dessous 5 BATZ.

Reverse


Reverse legend : DIE CONCORDIER. CANTONE DER SCHWEIZ.
Reverse description : Croix avec un C en cœur dans un quadrilobe.
Reverse translation : (La Concorde des cantons de la Suisse).

Commentary


La réforme monétaire introduit la décimalisation avec 1 frank = 10 batzen = 100 rappen en 1803. Nous avons donc ici une pièce de 50 centimes.

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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