Geneva thaler

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The thaler was the currency of the Geneva until 1798 (except briefly between 1794 and 1795) and between 1813 and 1839. It was subdivided into 12¾ florins, each of 12 sols, with the sol divided into 12 deniers.

History[edit]

The thaler was the currency of the Republic of Geneva until 1794, when it was replaced by the genevoise. The genevoise only circulated until the next year, when the thaler was reinstated as the Republic's currency. In 1798, Geneva was annexed by France and the French franc replaced the thaler. After regaining independence from France in 1813 and joining the Swiss Confederation in 1815, the thaler was readopted as the currency of Geneva. It circulated until 1839, when it was replaced by the franc.

Coins[edit]

In the late 18th century, billon coins were issued in denominations of 6 and 9 deniers, 1, 1½, 3 and 6 sols, together with silver 15 sols, ½ and 1 thaler and gold 1 and 3 pistole. The ½ thaler were coined as "VI FLORINS IVS VID", whilst the 1 thaler were coined "XII FLORINS IX SOLS".


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