Goldgulden

Features

Country City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1512-1526
Value 1 Goldgulden (2.3)
Currency Thaler (1500-1561)
Composition Gold (.986)
Weight 3.2 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 242514
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References HMZ 2# 1119a,
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.
Hürlimann# 243,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Fr# 423
Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg, Robert Friedberg; 2017. Gold Coins of the World : From Ancient Times to the Present (9th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Williston, Vermont, USA.

Obverse

Displayed eagle with a small shield with the coat of arms of Zürich on its chest.

Lettering: 🞥 MOn' · nOVA · AV' · THVRICEnSIS

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta nova aurea thuricensis.
English: New gold coin of the Zürich.

Reverse

Front-facing draped crowned and nimbate emperor seated and holding a sword in his lap.

Lettering: CIVITATIS · IMPERIAL'

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Civitatis imperialis.
English: Of the imperial city.

Comments

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant circa 1512-1526 (Hürlimann 243)
Obverse legend: 🞥 MON' · NOVA · AV' · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS IMPERIAL'
Weight: 3.25 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.8 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant circa 1512-1526 (Hürlimann –)
Obverse legend: 🞥 MON' · NOVA · AV' · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS · IMPERIAL'
⸰ Example #1 (3.26 g; very fine - extremely fine):
Auctioned by Auktionshaus Meister & Sonntag, Auction 12, 17 November 2011, Lot 607.

© Auktionen Münzhandlung Sonntag

• Variant circa 1512-1526 (Hürlimann 244)
Obverse legend: 🞥 MON' · NOVA · AV' · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS IMPERIAL' (differences in image)
Weight: 3.25 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 22.6 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant circa 1512-1526 (Hürlimann 245)
Obverse legend: 🞥 MON · NOVA' · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS IMPERIAL'
Weight: 3.24 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 23.3 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant circa 1512-1526 (Hürlimann 246)
Obverse legend: 🞥 MON' ⦾ NOVA ⸰ AV' ⸰ THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS IMPERIAL

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1512-1526)  Hürlimann –
ND (1512-1526)  Hürlimann 243
ND (1512-1526)  Hürlimann 244
ND (1512-1526)  Hürlimann 245
ND (1512-1526)  Hürlimann 246

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