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Bissolo Spagürli

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Country Monetary Union of Uri and Nidwalden
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1506-1529
Value 1 Bissolo = 1/480 Guldiner (1/480)
Currency Guldiner (1506-1548)
Composition Copper
Weight 0.38 g
Diameter 11.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References HMZ# 2-975
Neuer HMZ-Katalog
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
(Helvetische Münzenzeitung)

Obverse

Municipal coat of arms of Bellinzona: erect "Biscione" serpent in silver on a red field. The Biscione is linked to the Visconti family, who were feudal lords of Bellinzona in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Lettering:  ?VRΛ · VNDERVΛLD

Reverse

Cross fleury with pellets in quarters.

Lettering:  ? MONETΛ

Mint

Bellinzona, Switzerland

Comments

Püntener 31a

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (About Extremely Fine):

© Image courtesy of  Sincona AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 6, 23 May 2012, Lot 2619. Sold for 1,250 CHF.
◦ Auctioned by Münzen & Medaillen AG, Auktion 79, Lot 747, Basel 1994.

Example #2 (0.35g, Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of  Sincona AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 16, 18 October 2013, Lot 6101. Sold for 375 CHF.

Example #3 (0.36g, Good Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of  Sincona AG
◦ Ex-Ruedi Kunzman Collection.
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 57, 21 May 2019, Lot 4063. Sold for 600 CHF.
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 44, 25 October 2017, Lot 5884. Estimated at 500 CHF, unsold.

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Catalog Monetary Union of Uri and Nidwalden Bissolo (Spagürli)