Schwyz frank


Schwyz frank

The Frank was the currency of the Swiss canton of Schwyz between 1798 and 1850. It was subdivided into 10 "Batzen", each of 10 "Rappen" (also spelled "Rapen") or 20 "Angster".

History

The Frank was the currency of the Helvetian Republic from 1798, replacing the Gulden in Schwyz. The Helvetian Republic ceased issuing coins in 1803. Schwyz issued coins between 1810 and 1846. In 1850, the Swiss franc was introduced, with 1½ Swiss francs = 1 Schwyz Frank.

Coins

Copper coins were issued in denominations of 1 Angster and 1 Rappen, with billon coins for 2 Rappen, ⅔ and 2 Batzen, and silver 4 Batzen.

References

*numis cite SCWC | date=1991

External links

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