Ticinese franco

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Franco
Ticino franco 1813 Cng641602.jpg
One franco coin (1813)
Denominations
Subunit
120soldo
1240denaro
Plural franchi
soldosoldi
denarodenari
Coins
Freq. used3 and 6 denari
3 soldi
14, 12, 1, 2 and 4 franchi
Demographics
User(s) Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of Canton of Tessin.svg Swiss canton of Ticino
Valuation
Pegged by Swiss franc (at par 1813, 1 franco = 1 12 franc 1850)

The Ticinese franco (plural: franchi) was the currency of the Swiss canton of Ticino between 1813 and 1850. It was subdivided into 20 soldi (singular: soldo), each of 12 denari (singular denaro), similar to the British pounds, shillings and pence system.

Switzerland federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the Swiss Confederation. The nucleus of the Swiss Confederacy in the form of the first three confederate allies used to be referred to as the Waldstätte. Two further major steps in the development of the Swiss cantonal system are referred to by the terms Acht Orte and Dreizehn Orte ; they were important intermediate periods of the Ancient Swiss Confederacy.

The frank was the currency of the Helvetian Republic from its establishment in 1798, but ceased issuing coins in 1803. Ticino introduced the franco, equivalent to the frank, in 1813 and issued coins until 1845. In 1850, the Swiss franc was introduced across the whole country, to the value of 1 12 Swiss francs to 1 Ticino franco.

Swiss franc currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

The franc is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) issues banknotes and the federal mint Swissmint issues coins.

Copper coins were issued for the denominations of 3 and 6 denari, with bullion 3 soldi and silver 14, 12, 1, 2 and 4 franchi.

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References

The Standard Catalog of World Coins is a series of numismatic catalogs, commonly known as the Krause catalogs. They are published by Krause Publications, a division of F+W Media.

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