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2½ rappen
General information
Country

Flag of Canton of Fribourg Canton of Fribourg

Value

0.025 franken, 0.25 batzen, 1 kreuzer, 2.5 rappen

Years

1827, 1846

Measurements and composition
Mass
  • 1.16 g (1827)
  • 1.04 g (1846)
Diameter

18 mm

Composition

billon

Appearance
Shape

round

Alignment

coin

Obverse
  • Shield, "Canton Freyburg", year, value (1827)
  • Shield, Swiss cross, "Canton de Fribourg"
Reverse
  • Cross, "Cantone der Schweiz die Concordier" (1827)
  • Value and year surrounded by a wreath (1846)
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The rappen, also denominated as 1 kreuzer was issued by the Canton of Fribourg in 1827 and 1846. It was equal to 0.025 franken or 0.25 batzen.

Both issues of the coin were composed of billon and had a diameter of 18 millimeters. However, both coins had differences in appearance and slightly in mass. The 1827 issue weighed about 1.16 grams. The obverse featured a shield, along with the inscription, "Canton Freyburg", with the value and year of minting. The reverse of the coin displayed A cross with the inscription, "Cantone der Schweiz die Concordier". The 1846 coin weighed only 0.12 grams lighter, at 1.04 grams. The obverse of the coin featured a shield like its 1827 counterpart, but the Swiss cross is displayed above it with the legend, "Canton de Fribourg". Its reverse displayed the value of the coin and the year of minting surrounded by a wreath.

ReferencesEdit

Template:Fribourg frank

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