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Groschen Grosso Ambrosino

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Country Monetary Union of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1503-1548
Value 1 Groschen = 1 Grosso Ambrosino = 5 Soldi = 1/32 Guldiner (1/32)
Currency Fiorino d'argento (1503-1548)
Composition Silver
Weight 2.08 g
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References HMZ# 2-945
Neuer HMZ-Katalog
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
(Helvetische Münzenzeitung)

Obverse

Cross Fleury.

Lettering: ✠ VRANIE · SVVIT · ET · VNDERVALD

Reverse

Bust of nimbate and mitred Saint Martin facing, his arms raised, holding crosier in his left hand.

Lettering: ✠ · S · MARTINVS · EPISCOPVS

Mint

Bellinzona, Switzerland

Comments

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (2.08g, Almost Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of  Sincona AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 16, 18 October 2013, Lot 6077. Sold for 1,500 CHF.

Example #2 (1.80g, Good Very Fine):

© Image courtesy of  Sincona AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 18, 22 May 2014, Lot 3606. Sold for 600 CHF.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1503-1548) 

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Catalog Monetary Union of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden Groschen (Grosso Ambrosino)