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Zurich coins catalog with values

Canton of Zurich in the Swiss Confederation (1351-1848)

At the end of the 5th century, Zurich became part of the Frankish county of Thurgau.
At the end of the 9th century the city was an independent county district. Part of it was controlled by the imperial governor, and part by the monastery of Fraumünster, which, being the largest local feudal lord, had the right to collect taxes and mint coins.
Gradually, local residents - first the nobility and burghers, and then artisans, began to influence the election of the burgomaster.
In 1336, the constitution of Zurich was published - the “charter of oath” (Geschworene Brief).

In 1351, Zurich entered into an agreement with four forest cantons (Uri, Nidwalden, Schwyz and Lucerne), which resulted in the formation of the Swiss Union.

Zurich was still an imperial city, which, in addition to benefits, also caused some inconveniences - the city had to pay taxes and obey the imperial governor (voght) in judicial matters. In 1400, these duties were purchased from the emperor and the power of the Vogt passed to the city council.
The city gradually took over the surrounding villages and ruined noble estates, and by the end of the 15th century it was no longer just a city, but a canton.

In 1425, Zurich received the privilege of minting coins and soon city money supplanted the still minted coins of the Fraumünster monastery.
In 1524, the monastery's remaining ability to influence the city was abolished.

In 1798, Zurich, along with the rest of Switzerland, was captured by the French and incorporated into the Helvetic Republic. In 1803, independence was returned.

Since 1848, the canton of Zurich has been part of the Swiss Confederation.

 

Gulden=36 schillings; Schilling=4 rappen; Rappen=3 heller

coin Zurich 1 shilling no date (1639-1641)
1 schilling no date (1639-1641)

billon
MON NO THVRICENSIS
CIVITATIS IMPERIALIS
Value - 20-30 USD

 

coin Zurich 1 shilling 1747
1 schilling 1747

billon
I SCHILLING / 1747 DOMINE CONSE VA NOS IN PACE
MONE REIPU THURI CENSIS
Value - 20-30 USD

 

 

coin Zurich 3 heller no date (1803-1848)
3 heller no date (1803-1848)

billon
3 HALLER
Value - 15-20 USD

 

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Coins of Zurich in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
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