Greetings to Coin collectors everywhere [or anywhere]. In the ongoing attempt
to keep this chatting board alive, if not lively, el Heron will report Euro Central
different coin issue nr 271:
Coin of Kanton Uri - Schilling - Billon - full date 1629 - 20mm - round - KM25.
Obverse: Crowned doppelkopfadler of Holy Roman Empire at center.
Legend: MO.NO. VRANIE.
Date at 6 oclock. Separated by small rendition of URI coat of arms
16 coat of arms 29.
Coat of arms is head of el Toro in shield.
Reverse: An image of San Martin.
Legend surrounding is "MARTINIS SANCTUS".
[This coin could also qualify for the Saints on Coins topic, however, it is now
number 271 of different Euro Central issues]
A Short History:
732 - First mention as URI as place of banishment of Eto, Abbot of Reichenau.
See Heron's report on Reichenau coin re Island of Reichenau & Bistum.
C.900 - First mention of Valley in Latinized form - VRONA.
1231- Uri was granted Imperial Immediacy by Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich VII.
1274- Rudolf Hapsburg as Holy Roman Emperor confirmed priveleges of Uri.
1283- Hapsburger family became owners of Uri.
1315- The Eidgenossenschaft defeated the Hapsburg at the battle of Morgarten.
1386- The Eidgenossenschaft decisively defeated Hapsburg at Battle of Sempach.
Early 1600s - Coinage of Uri began.
1629- A year of plague & famine.
1798-Kanton Uri was occupied by French Army.
1799-An uprising against the French. Nappy's Army defeated Russian
General Korsakov. Uri was severely damaged during the fighting.
1811- End of Coinage by Kanton Uri.
1847- Swiss Federales defeated rebels of Uri and other Kantons.
1848- People of Kanton Uri supported the new Swiss Federal Constitution.
[They had little choice].
The Coat of Arms of Uri, the head of el Toro, has been used since 1243.
This coin qualifies as a Europa-Central & Holy Roman Empire issue, & a
wartime issue, & a 'Saints' issue. A '4-fer'.
Uri location: approx the ctr of Switzerland adjacent to western border of
Population as of 2014 was 36,008.
This coin was another 'fun' acquisition for el Heron. It had been on Heron's
want list for about 35 years, mas o menos. This acquisition brings Heron's
different coin issuing Kantons & Municipalidados of Switzerland to 27. Not
bad for a late start, ey?
Some info sources for those that demand such:
Kanton Uri - Wik.
Wahl des Landrats- Zusammenfassung Marz 2012.
Uri - Enclyclopedia Britannica.
Uri - Unterortsnamen- CH.
Rhino coins -com/uri.
NGC World Coins.
Imagesearch.yahoo-com/canton uri coat of arms.
26 Kantonal flags [coats of arms] pinterest.com.
Collectors.com/coins Kantons pre 1800 Uri.
Kanton Uri coins images.search yahoo.
Collectors weekly-com/world coins/swiss.
Kanton coins-swiss money-schweizergeld-ch/kantons.
Swiss Kanton coins-numista Uri.
Weinermunzen und banknoten - Schutzenthaler - Uri.
Numissuisse - Swiss numismatic Society.
Coin collecting is a super fun hobby. To find, buy, own, and research
these great items. Opinion.
I am reading a book about the Civil War in which a Confederate private writes his wife that he gave a dime to a fellow soldier to be made into a ring for her. I assume the dime was to be melted and a silver ring made. Another Civil War buff told me POW's use to take a silver dollar, punch a hole in it and elongate the hole with a metal spike or rock to make a ring. Indeed it must have been a substantial ring.
Does anyone here have any examples and/or pictures of such jewelry?