1 Batzen

Features

Issuer Helvetic Republic (Switzerland)
Period Federal Republic (1798-1803)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1799
Value 1 Batzen (0.1)
Currency Franc (1798-1803)
Composition Billon
Weight 2.72 g
Diameter 24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 23308
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1189,
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.
Divo/Tob19# 9,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
Hofer# 18,
Paul F. Hofer; 1934. Die Münzprägungen der Helvetischen Republik (Band 26). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Bern, Switzerland.
KM# A7
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Wreath formed of two oak (Quercus robur) branches with acorns, tied with a ribbon at the bottom.

Lettering:
HELVET :
REPUBL :

Translation:
Helvetische Republik.
Helvetic Republic.

Engraver: Johann Franz Huber

Johann Friedrich Huber (born in Basel, 1766) was a medallist and coin-engraver. He studied at Rome, and was a pupil of Johann Martin Buckle. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, he was working at the mint of Basel. In 1805, he partnered with an art-dealer of his native city, and ceased to do medal-work. Huber's full signature I. F. HVBER appears on a Prize Medal of the City and Republic of Basel from 1792, given to representatives of the Swiss States that furnished troops to protect the frontier during the French wars. A Portrait-medal of Andreas Buxtorf, mayor of Basel, from 1786, is signed Huber. According to some, the thalers and half thalers of the Helvetic Republic from 1798, signed H, were engraved by Huber, although they are attributed to Handmann by others. Handmann was employed at the Mint of Basel at the same period and signed some of the coins with EH or H.

Reverse

Leaves and asterisks disposed in a circle.

Lettering:
I
BATZEN

1799

Engraver: Johann Franz Huber

Johann Friedrich Huber (born in Basel, 1766) was a medallist and coin-engraver. He studied at Rome, and was a pupil of Johann Martin Buckle. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, he was working at the mint of Basel. In 1805, he partnered with an art-dealer of his native city, and ceased to do medal-work. Huber's full signature I. F. HVBER appears on a Prize Medal of the City and Republic of Basel from 1792, given to representatives of the Swiss States that furnished troops to protect the frontier during the French wars. A Portrait-medal of Andreas Buxtorf, mayor of Basel, from 1786, is signed Huber. According to some, the thalers and half thalers of the Helvetic Republic from 1798, signed H, were engraved by Huber, although they are attributed to Handmann by others. Handmann was employed at the Mint of Basel at the same period and signed some of the coins with EH or H.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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