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Switzerland Saint Gall Pfennig, Kreuzer, Batzen, and Franken Coinage  1807 to 1817
Switzerland Saint Gall Pfennig, Kreuzer, Batzen, and Franken Coinage 1807 to 1817

The old Swiss Canton of Saint Gall minted coins in silver and billon (billon contains mostly copper or bronze with a small quantity of silver). All coins use the same design: a fasces in a shield with leaved branches on each side, plus the denomination inside a wreath. A fasces is a symbol of strength composed of an axe with a bundle of rods around it.

The denominations are pfennig (pfennisc), kreuzer (kreutzer), batzen (bazen), and franken (schweiz frankien). Catalog values run like this:

PFENNIG, 1/2 KREUZER, KREUZER, 1/2 BATZEN, BATZEN
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $300
1 kreuzer dated 1807 are rare and catalog at $850 in average circulated condition

2 PFENNIG, 6 KREUZER
worn: $150
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $900
fully uncirculated: $1400

5 BATZEN
worn: $30
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $400
5 batzen dated 1812 are rare and catalog at $300 in average circulated condition

1/2 FRANKEN
worn: $8000
average circulated: $10000
well preserved: $20000

Coin: 13778 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: tom, Mon, 04-Feb-2013 04:32:37 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 05-Feb-2013 03:13:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 21-Jan-2015 15:25:25 GMT
Requester description: 1815 1 bazen, canton st.gallen, 1815 one side has a circular wreath and 1 bazen, the other side has a shield with an upright axe on it and a three leaved branch on either side of the shield. 1 bazen
Tags: switzerland saint gall pfennig kreuzer batzen franken helvetische switz helvetia swiss suisse helvetica helvitica cantons helvetic gallens gallen penning pffnig pfrnnig ffennig pfennisc phenning phening pfennige pfenning pfenninge pfenn pfenig pfenng pffenig bazen 1 canton st one circular circle wreath shield an upright column axe three leaved leaf branch ones circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces cicurling circumscribed greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields columns axes axhead ax axehead leafs leaves leave leafed leafy leavs twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched kreutzer frankien schweiz kreutz kreuzers kreuz stalk coat arms fasces coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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