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Swiss Confederation, 1 Franc 1861

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Swiss Confederation, 1 Franc 1861 (obverse) Swiss Confederation, 1 Franc 1861 (reverse)

In 1861 the year this coin was issued a terrible fire burnt the city of Glarus to the ground. Over night the town became a huge detritus in which more than 2000 homeless people wandered about. The Swiss population donated about 3 million francs then. Who knows, maybe our franc belonged to the donations

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