Batzen Klippe; 1½ batzens weight

Batzen (Klippe; 1½ batzens weight) -  obverseBatzen (Klippe; 1½ batzens weight) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1624-1633
Value 1 Batzen (1/32)
Currency Thaler (1621-1651)
Composition Silver
Weight 3.32 g
Shape Klippe
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 92521
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Hürlimann# 959,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
HMZ 2# 1154hᴷᴵ,
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.
Divo/Tob17# 1098b*,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 41,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Winter Kl# 14d
Christian Winterstein; 2000. Die Klippen der Schweiz : Ein Numismatisches Spezialgebiet. UBS, Basle, Switzerland.

Obverse

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

Lettering: MON : NO : TH : VRIC ENSIS

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Moneta Nova Thuricensis.
English: New coin of Zürich.

Reverse

Crowned and nimbate double-headed displayed imperial eagle.

Lettering: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS ❀ 1624 ·

Translation:
Latin (unabridged): Civitatis imperialis.
English: Of the Imperial City.

Comments

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant 1624 (Winterstain Klippen 14d; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO : TH : VRIC ENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITA : IMPERIALIS ❀ 1624 ·
Christian Winterstein reports some pieces in private collections, as well as one piece in the  Scweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich, weighing 3.32 g:

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• Variant 1624 (Winterstain Klippen 15; HMZ 2-1154iᴷᴵ)
Obverse legend: MON : NO : TH VRIC ENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS ✥ IMPERIALI : 1633
Christian Winterstein reports one pieces in the Scweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich, weighing 3.59 g and piece in a private collection, weighing 3.44 g:

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1624  Winterstain Klippen 14d; HMZ 2-1154hᴷᴵ
1633  Winterstain Klippen 15; HMZ 2-1154iᴷᴵ

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