Zürich thaler

Zürich thaler

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The Thaler was the currency of Zürich until 1798. It was subdivided into 2 "Gulden", each of 36 "Schillinge", with the Schilling divided into 4 "Rappen" or 12 "Haller". It was replaced by the Frank of the Helvetian Republic in 1798. This was, in turn, replaced by the Zürich Frank. The thaler was worth frac|11 of a Cologne mark.


Thalers, wih "Doppelthalers" and "halbe Thalers" were minted in Zürich first in 16th century. First dated coins are Guldiners minted in 1512.

In the late 18th century, silver coins were issued in denominations of 5 and 20 Schillinge, ½ and 1 Thaler.


* Hans-Peter Capon: HMZ-Katalog Schweiz - Liechtenstein 15. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwarts. Zürich, 1995.

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