21 Heller

Features

Issuer City of Bocholt (German states)
Period Free city
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1761-1762
Value 21 Heller = 10.5 Pfennige = 1⁄60 Reichsthaler
Currency Thaler
Composition Copper
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 35945
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 25,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Weing Westfalens# 129
Joseph Weingärtner; 1872. Beschreibung der Kupfer-Münzen Westfalens : nebst historischen Nachrichten (Heft 1). Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn, Germany.
And 3 more volumes.

Obverse

Centre circle with a beech tree dividing 1 S characters. Lettering in outer circle, date above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
STADT BOCHOLT CUM PRI 1762
1 S

Reverse

Script: Latin

Lettering:
60 EINEN REICHS THALER
XXI
HEL

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Bocholt was first written about in 779, when Charlemagne won a battle against the Saxons nearby. However the settlement was probably much older. Bishop Dietrich III von Isenburg from Münster gave Bocholt city rights in 1222.

In the 15th century the city flourished. The engraver Israhel van Meckenem lived and worked in the city.

Between 1803 and 1810 Bocholt was the capital of the Principality of Salm. The Principality of Salm was governed by the prince of Salm-Salm and the prince of Salm-Kyrburg.

During the Second World War the city survived generally unscathed until an Allied bombing raid on 22 March 1945 which destroyed most of the city. The city was then captured by the British a week later on 28 March. The city was the site of the Stalag VI-F POW camp.

In 1975 the former municipalities Barlo, Biemenhorst, Hemden, Holtwick, Liedern, Lowick, Mussum, Spork, Stenern and Suderwick were merged into Bocholt.

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 City of Bocholt in Westmünsterland near the Netherlands
Coat of arms: In a green field a silver beech tree with leaves and roots that has just grown up and torn out.
The coat of arms appears on the coins with the Münster crossbar halfway up.

 At the request of the city in 1615, it received the notarized permission from the Prince-Bishop of Münster to issue copper money worth 400 thalers. It is not known whether a permit was granted for the later copper coinage from 1670 and 1689-90. Because there was too much copper in circulation, the issue of copper coins was prohibited in 1700. When it was minted again in 1761-62, permission from the cathedral chapter was available.
 Catalogue: Weingarten 129

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1761  6%
1762  94%

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