Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1425-1487
Value 1 Kreuzer = 8-10 Stäbler (Pfennig)
Currency Pfennig (1417-1487)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 0.9 g
Diameter 18.7 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242249
Numista type number (
References HMZ 2# 1112a,
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
Hürlimann# 1108
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.


Spanish shield with the coat of arms of Zürich. Cross patteé behind.

Lettering: MON THVR ICEN SIS ·

Latin (unabridged): Moneta thuricensis.
English: Coin of Zürich.


Large cross patteé. Behind, small cross patteé rotated 45 degrees.

Lettering: SAN TVS KAR LVS

Translation: Saint Charles.


Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant ND (Hürlimann 1108)
Obverse legend: MON THVR ICEN SIS ·
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

• Variant ND (Hürlimann 1109)
Obverse legend: MON THVR ICEN SIS
Weight: 0.75 - 0.89 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm
⸰ Example #1 (0.89 g; very fine):
Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 23, 19-20 May 2015, Lot 3793. Sold for 250 CHF.

© Sincona AG

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