Rappen

Rappen

[rah-puhn]
In Switzerland, one-hundredth of one Swiss franc is called Rappen in German. The plural is unchanged, thus also "1 Rappen", "2 Rappen". The word Rappe (plural Rappen) may also refer to a true black horse.

In French, the coins are called centime and "centimes", in Italian, centesimo and "centesimi" respectively. One- and two-Rappen coins were withdrawn from circulation in around 1973, but one-Rappen coins continue to be struck for internal accounting purposes.

References

  • Hans Schweizer: Der Rappenmünzbund. Hilterfingen: Helvetische Münzenzeitung, 1969.
  • Julius Cahn: Der Rappenmünzbund: eine Studie zur Münz- und Geldgeschichte des oberen Rheintales. Heidelberg 1901.
  • Ilisch, Lutz (Hrsg.): Dirham und Rappenpfennig.
    • Band 1, Mittelalterliche Münzprägung in Bergbauregionen. Analysenreihen. Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters: Beiheft 17. Bonn 2003. ISBN 3-7749-3086-4
    • Band 2, Mittelalterliche Münzprägung in Südwestdeutschland. Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters: Beiheft 19. Bonn 2004. ISBN 3-7749-3299-9

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