Batzen

Features

Issuer City of Zürich
Period Free imperial city (1218-1648)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1607-1608
Value 1 Batzen (5/144)
Currency Dicken (1561-1621)
Composition Billon
Weight 2.36 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 97101
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References HMZ 2# 1154b,
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.
Hürlimann# 945,
Hans Hürlimann; 1966. Zürcher Münzgeschichte. Kommissionsverlag Berichthaus Zürich, Zürich.
Divo/Tob17# 1096c,
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; 1987. Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG, Zürich, Switzerland.
KM# 28
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Spanish shield with the coat of arms of Zürich. Displayed eagle looking left above.

Lettering: MONE : NOVA ✿ THVRICENSIS ✿

Reverse

Cross pattée.

Lettering: CIVITATIS ✿ IMPERIALIS · 1607 ·

Translation: Of the imperial city.

Comments

Varieties of this type are known to exist:

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann 939)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA 🟉 THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS ✿ IMPERIALIS ✿ 1607 ✿
Weight: 2.65 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.0 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann 940)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA 🟉 THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS · IMPERIALIS · 1607 ·
Weight: 2.97 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.2 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1 (2.49 g; good very fine):
∙ Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 29, 18 May 2016, Lot 2647. estimated at 80 CHF, unsold.

© Sincona AG

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann 941)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA ✿ THVRICENSIS ✿
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS ✿ IMPERIALIS · 1607 ·
Weight: 2.69 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.3 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1:
∙ Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 53, 25 October 2018, Lot 6991.

© Sincona AG
⸰ Example #2:
∙ Auctioned by Hess-Divo AG, Auction 329, 17 November 2015, Lot 283. Estimated at 50 CHF, unsold.

© Sincona AG

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann 943)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS ✿ IMPERIALIS · 1607 ✿
Weight: 2.35 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.5 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann 944)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA · THVRICENSIS ·
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS ✿ IMPERIALIS · 1607 ✿
Weight: 2.63 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.5 mm (Hürlimann)

• Variant 1607 (Hürlimann –)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA 🞲 THVRICENSIS 🞲
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS 🞲 IMPERIALIS 🞲 1607 🞲
Weight: 2.63 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.5 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1:
∙ Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 53, 25 October 2018, Lot 6990.

© Sincona AG

• Variant 1608 (Hürlimann 945)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS · IMPERIALIS · 1608 ·
Weight: 2.66 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.3 mm (Hürlimann)
⸰ Example #1:
∙ Auctioned by Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 84, 22 October 2002, Lot 772.

© Leu Numismatik AG
⸰ Example #2:
∙ Auctioned by Sincona AG, Auction 53, 25 October 2018, Lot 6991.

© Sincona AG

• Variant 1608 (Hürlimann 946)
Obverse legend: MONE : NOVA · THVRICENSIS
Reverse legend: CIVITATIS · IMPERIALIS · 1608
Weight: 2.87 g (Hürlimann)
Diameter: 25.1 mm (Hürlimann)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1607  Hürlimann –
1607  Hürlimann 939
1607  Hürlimann 940
1607  Hürlimann 941
1607  Hürlimann 943
1607  Hürlimann 944
1608  Hürlimann 945
1608  Hürlimann 946

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