Canton of Aargau, 5 Concordat Batzen 1826

In 1819, 1824 and 1825, the cantons of Berne, Solothurn, Vaud, Fribourg, Basle and Aargau joined together to issue the same coins, so-called concordat coins.

Yet the partners did not succeed to agree on a common valuation of foreign coins, and to prevent the use of forbidden money within their territories. Still the concordats gave half of the Swiss population the possibility to use legal tender with a fixed rate for the first time.

For more than twenty years, 17 million coins of 5, 2 1/2, 1 and 1/2 batzen circulated in those cantons, until finally in 1850, the first federal monetary law was enacted. With this the concordat coins were disused, and a national currency was introduced.

Year of issue

1826 n. Chr.