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4 Kreuzer / 1 Batzen

Features

Country City of St. Gallen
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1621-1622
Value 4 Kreuzer = 1 Batzen (1/30)
Currency Thaler (1500-1633)
Composition Billon
Weight 1.46 g
Diameter 29 mm
Shape Square - Klippe
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 68,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
HMZ# 2-901
Neuer HMZ-Katalog
by Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann
(Helvetische Münzenzeitung)

Obverse

Bear facing left, dividing value. Date below.

Lettering:
MO:NO:CIVI:SANGALLENSIS+
4 K
+1622+

Reverse

Eagle on shield on long cross.

Lettering: VNI: S OLI: D EO:GL ORIA

Comments

These coins also exist in round form: KM#67
Examples of the klippes have been struck on silver, billon and copper.
Typical weights are: 6 to 12 grams for silver, 1.5 to 5g for billon and 12g for copper.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
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1622 

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