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Live auction - fwo_419015 - SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA - CANTON OF GRISONS 4 Franken 1842

SWITZERLAND - CONFEDERATION OF HELVETIA - CANTON OF GRISONS 4 Franken 1842  AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 700 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:53:53
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 4 Franken
Date: 1842
Quantity minted : 6000
Metal : silver
Diameter : 39,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 28,39 g.
Edge : EINTRACHT MACHT STARK
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie a été nettoyée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : EIDGENOSSISCHES FREISCHIESSEN IN CHUR / 1842 .
Obverse description : Armes de la confédération Helvétique .

Reverse


Reverse legend : CANTON GRAUBUNDEN (ROSETTE) 4 SCHWEIZER FRANKEN.
Reverse description : Armes du canton des Grisons.

Historical background


SWITZERLAND - SWISS CONFEDERATION - Canton of Graubünden

The canton of Grisons is the largest of the Swiss cantons. For two centuries, Switzerland exported mercenaries, considered the best soldiers in Europe. The France made use of it and doubled the trade agreement a political agreement to prevent the Swiss do troop to the enemies of France The Helvetic Republic imposed by the French ended in 1803. Bonaparte, by the Act of Mediation gave the Swiss cantons a new constitution which provided military assistance to 16,000 men in exchange for the creation of a federal republic where each canton had its own government, the almost universal suffrage was established, the army and currency were common.

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