The Frank was the currency of the Helvetian Republic from 1798, replacing the Thaler in Berne. The Helvetian Republic ceased issuing coins in 1803. Berne issued coins between 1808 and 1836. In 1850, the Swiss franc was introduced, with 1 1⁄2 Swiss francs = 1 Berne Frank.
Billon coins were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 2 1⁄2 and 5 Rappen, 1⁄2 and 1 Batzen, with silver coins for 2 1⁄2 and 5 Batzen and 1, 2 and 4 Franken. Berne also counterstamped various French écu and 6 livres for use as 40 Batzen coins.
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