4 Franken loose wreath

Features

Country Helvetic Republic
(Switzerland)
Period Federal Republic (1798-1803)
Type Pattern
Year 1799
Value 4 Francs = 1 New thaler (4)
Currency Franc (1798-1803)
Composition Silver
Weight 29.30 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References HMZ 2# 1185f,
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.
Divo/Tob19# 4,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1967. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 19. Und 20. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
Richt Pr1# 924,
Jürg Richter; 2016. Die Proben und Materialvarianten von Schweizer Münzen / Band 1. Die Proben und Materialvarianten der Kantonsmünzen. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
KM# PnA4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Dav EC III# 1773
John Stewart Davenport; 1971. European Crowns : 1700-1800 (3rd edition). Self-published, Galesburg, Illinois, United States.

Obverse

Full-length figure of old Swiss soldier facing left, wearing hat with feathers, holding flag in right hand and sword in left hand. Two oak (Quercus robur) branches with acorns tied with a ribbon above.

Lettering:
HELVETISCHE REPUBLIK
1799

Translation: Helvetic Republic.

Reverse

Wreath with oak (Quercus robur) branches with acorns, tied with a ribbon at the bottom.

Lettering:
4
FRANKEN

B

Mint

B Bern, Switzerland (1225-date)

Comments

11 to 20 pieces known in private collections according to Richter, 2016, Die Proben und Materialvarianten von Schweizer Münzen

Examples of this type:

Example #1 (29.30g, Extremely Fine - UNcirculated):

© Image courtesy of SINCONA AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 47, 15 May 2018, Lot 3211.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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