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perplex himself with their intricacies; since he will find French Napoleons and francs current nearly all over Switzerland. They are indeed, on ihe whole, the best coins he can take with him ; and, except in some very remote situations, on the east side of the country, in the cantons of St. Gall, Appenzell, and Grisons, which border on Germany, and where Bavarian florins (20 pence) and kreutzers are in common circulation, the innkeepers always make out their bills in Fr. francs, or will do so if required.

It is necessary, however, to prevent being cheated, that the traveller should know the value of one or two Swiss coins. 1 Swiss franc, containing 10 batz = 1 1/2 French

franc (1 franc 48 cents.), = (nearly 1s. 2d. English.

This distinction between the value of French and Swiss francs should be particularly attended to. 1 batz contains 10 rappen, and—11/2d. (nearly)

English. The Swiss coins most frequently met with are pieces of 5 batzen, or 1/2 a Swiss franc ; 1 batz, 1/2 batz, and rappen. Pieces are also coined of •1, 2, 3, and 4 Swiss francs. Value of some Foreign Coins in Swiss Currency. 1 French Napoleon=14 Swiss francs. 1 5 franc-piece = from 33 314 to 35

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Aarau, Bern, Basle, Freyburg, Soleure, Vaud, and

Vallais. These cantons combined together in 1825 to adopt an uniform currency.

Swiss franc = 10 batzen.

balz.

Gulden 15 batzen = 60 kreutzers. Appenzell, St. Gall, Schaffhausen, and Thurgovie,

Accounts are kept in florins (24 gulden foot, as in Frankfort, Baden, etc.)

1 florin, of 60 kreutzers 20d. English.

-'10 rapps.

1 Napoleon

9 forins 21 kreutzers. 1 Brabant dollar

2 fl.

42 kr. 1 Ducat

5 fl. 30 kr. 1 Convention dollar

2 fl.

24 kr.

Geneva. a Florins (petite monnaie) containing 12 sols 12 deniers. b Livres, courants of

20 sols 42 deniers. c French francs and centimes d Swiss francs, and batzen

Genevese Currency.
Liv. Sol. Den.

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Den. 1 French 5-franc piece 3 1 9 or 10 10 1 French franc

= 26 Genevese Sols. 4 Brabant dollar

3 10 9 or 12 .4 (The Pound sterling is usually worib 25 fr. 50 c.)

Glarus.
1 Florin or Gulden 40 schillings.

Grisons.
Florin contains 15 (light) batzen, 60 kreutzers, or 70 blutzgers

1 French franc 76 centimes 16d. English.

Brabant dollar
French Napoleon

5-franc piece

3 Gr. florins 20 kreutzers. 11 11.

36 kr. 2 fl. 53 kr.

1 franc Swiss franc

34 kr. 51 kr.

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Swiss piece of 5 batzen = one fl.

30 blutzgers. 1 batzen

6 blutzgers. 1 Bavarian forin

1 Grison 11, 14 kreutz. 2 Zwanzigers

1 Grison fl. Lucerne and Unterwalden. Florin of 15 (light) balzen, or 40 schillings, or 60 kreutzers,

1 Louis d'or 42 florins of Lucerne.
15-franc piece 2 florios of Lucerne. 22 schillings.

Neuchatel.
Livres of Neuchatel of 20 sols and 12 deniers.

Louis d'or 16 1/6 Neuchâtel livres.

Schwytz and Uri. Florin of 15 (light) batzen, or 40 schillings, or 60 kreutzers.

Louis d'or=13 florins of Schwytz.

Ticino (Tessin).
The lira contains 20 soldi, each of 4 quatrini.
Louis d'or from 34 to 37 1/2 lire.

Zurich.
Florin= 16 good) batzen = 60 kreutzers 2 French francs

35 cents. = 1 Bavarian florin 6 kreutzers.

Brabant dollar

2 Zurich florins 27 kreutzers. French 5-franc piece 21/8 Zurich florins 20-franc

8 1/2 Zurich florins. The Zurich florin is also divided into 16 good) batzen and 40 rapps, and again into 40 schillings of 4 rapps each.

In August, 1834 twelve of the cantons * agreed to appoint a commission to examine into the present complicated currency, and to devise a new and uniform system of coinage. They have already altered and corrected the weights and mea

* Zurich, Bern, Lucerne, Zug, Glarus, Freyburg, Soleure, Basle, Schaffhausen, St. Gall, Argovie, and Thurgovie.

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