Rappen

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A Rappen (pl. Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.wikipedia
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Swiss franc

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Today, one-hundredth of a Swiss franc is still officially called a Rappen in German and Swiss German.
The smaller denomination, a hundredth of a franc, is a Rappen (Rp.) in German, centime (c.) in French, centesimo (ct.) in Italian, and rap (rp.) in Romansh.

Centime

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In French-speaking Switzerland, the modern Swiss coins are called centime (pl.
Swiss franc (by French and English speakers only, see Rappen)

Withdrawal of low-denomination coins

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Withdrawal of low-denomination coins
In Switzerland, the 1 Rappen coin had fallen into disuse by the early 1980s, but was still produced until 2006, albeit in ever decreasing quantities.

Coins of the Swiss franc

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The 5-, 10-, and 20-rappen coins are currently in circulation, while the füfzgi is officially not a 50-rappen coin, but a half-franc coin (see Coins of the Swiss franc).
The name of the subunit is Centime in French, Rappen in German, Centisimo in Italian and Rap in Romansh.

Batzen

A new Swiss franc based on the Berne thaler was introduced, in which 10 rappen made one batzen, 10 of which in turn formed one franc.
With the introduction of the franc in the Helvetic Republic, a batzen became the denomination of one tenth of a franc, equivalent to 10 rappen or centimes.

Pfennig

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Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

Alemannic German

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Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

Alsace

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Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

Sundgau

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Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

Switzerland

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Rappen) originally was a variant of the medieval Pfennig ("penny") common to the Alemannic German regions Alsace, Sundgau and northern Switzerland.

Heller (money)

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As with other German pennies, its half-piece was a Haller, the smallest piece which was struck.

German language

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Today, one-hundredth of a Swiss franc is still officially called a Rappen in German and Swiss German.

Swiss German

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Today, one-hundredth of a Swiss franc is still officially called a Rappen in German and Swiss German.

French language

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In French-speaking Switzerland, the modern Swiss coins are called centime (pl.

Italian language

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centimes) and in Italian-speaking Switzerland, centesimo (pl.

Freiburg im Breisgau

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The origin of the term can be traced back to the Rappenpfennig, a form of the penny minted in Freiburg im Breisgau in the 13th century featuring an eagle, which later on was interpreted to depict a raven (German Rabe; the word is thus a cognate of its German homophone Rappen referring to a "raven"-black horse).

Cognate

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The origin of the term can be traced back to the Rappenpfennig, a form of the penny minted in Freiburg im Breisgau in the 13th century featuring an eagle, which later on was interpreted to depict a raven (German Rabe; the word is thus a cognate of its German homophone Rappen referring to a "raven"-black horse).

Homophone

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The origin of the term can be traced back to the Rappenpfennig, a form of the penny minted in Freiburg im Breisgau in the 13th century featuring an eagle, which later on was interpreted to depict a raven (German Rabe; the word is thus a cognate of its German homophone Rappen referring to a "raven"-black horse).

Upper Rhine

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Due to the coin's wide circulation in the Upper Rhine region, it was adopted as standard currency in the so-called Rappenbund ("Rappen federation"), a union of regional mints formed in 1399 that included the Bishop of Basel and most of the region's larger cities.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Basel

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Due to the coin's wide circulation in the Upper Rhine region, it was adopted as standard currency in the so-called Rappenbund ("Rappen federation"), a union of regional mints formed in 1399 that included the Bishop of Basel and most of the region's larger cities.

Helvetic Republic

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In 1798, when Switzerland was politically unified by the French under the Helvetic Republic, a unified currency was needed to standardise the widely differing currencies of the so-far sovereign Swiss states (up to then about 860 different coins had been used in Switzerland).

Berne thaler

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A new Swiss franc based on the Berne thaler was introduced, in which 10 rappen made one batzen, 10 of which in turn formed one franc.

Cantons of Switzerland

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However, many of the newly independent Cantons of Switzerland now minted their own, localised versions of decimal franc, batzen, and rappen currencies, until Switzerland was again politically unified in 1848 and the modern Swiss franc was issued to replace the local currencies in the Federal Coinage Act of 1850.

Jeder Rappen zählt

Jeder Rappen zählt (JRZ) (literally Every rappen (nickel) counts) is the Swiss version of the Serious Request that broadcasts on Dutch radio/television.