City of Glarus
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Schilling (1/20)|
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
Crowned, nimbly double eagle.
Lettering: MO: NO: GLARON:
Standing holy Fridolin with a long coat, nimbus, Bible and walking stick from the front.
Lettering: SAN FRIDOLIN9:
Arx 10.Divo / Tobler 1230.
In 1352 Glarus joined the Confederation of the Confederates and belonged to the so-called Zurich Mint Circle. When various federal places came into the possession of minting law in the 15th century, Glarus continued to join Zurich in matters relating to coins because their own mintings were still missing at that time. However, this changed when a small mine on Mürtschenalp started in the early 17th century, to mine the silver deposits found there and to mint them from 1610 onwards. The very first coins were the shillings without the year and those with the year 1617. The minting in the few years from 1610 to 1617 was so small that all Glarus shillings from the 17th century are among the very great rarities in Swiss numismatics.
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