1 Groschen Gold pattern strike

Features

Country City of Basel
Type Pattern
Year 1499
Value 1 Groschen = 3 Kreuzer (1/40)
Currency Dicken (1499-1535)
Composition Gold
Weight 7.80 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 168063
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References HMZ 2# 52e var.,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Richt Pr2# 1-11
Jürg Richter; 2016. Die Proben und Materialvarianten von Schweizer Münzen / Band 2. Die Proben und Materialvarianten der Münzen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Commemorative issue

400th anniversary of Basel's entry into the Swiss confederation

Obverse

Shielded city arms within sexfoil.

Lettering: +GROSSVS:BASILIENS':1&99

Reverse

Cross patée with double legend surrounding.

Lettering:
+SALVE*REGINA*MISERICORDIE
VIT / A*D / VLC / EDO

Edge

Plain

Comments

Official restrike from 1901 for the 400th anniversary of Basel's entry in the Swiss Confederation.
HMZ#2-52e (Restrike) obv. city arms within sexfoil, rev. with cross and double legend surrounding.
Restrikes can be recognized as they have been struck with rusty coin dies.
Restrikes in Gold are rare.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1499  Minted in 1901

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