Rappen


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Rappen

A division of the Swiss franc equal in value to 1/100 of one franc. A rappen is also called a centime or a centesimo in the French and Italian-speaking sections of Switzerland.
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The deposit of molybdenum is located in the Rappen geological district of the Arjeplog County in northern Sweden.
Like many of Butler's Rangers families who settled in Niagara, both Elizabeth and Adam were grandchildren of German Palatine refugees: Anna Appollonia (nee Rappen) and Johan "Valentin" Froelich; and Maria Appollonia and Urbanus Heintz (or Heinz) respectively.
(5) Fischer, W., Luhmann, E., Rappen, D., and Weidard, J., Proc.
110-128; Ariane Barth, "Rappen und reimen, dichten und denken," Serie HipHop-Kultur (I), Spiegel On-line, December 22, 2001, http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,1518,173645,00.html (accessed May 14, 2003).
For 12 months employees of the Walsall firm searched everywhere for an original litho printing press to reproduce an authentic facsimile of the black Zurich 4 rappen local stamp.
Kynges and knyghtes sholde kepen it ["treuthe"] by reson - Riden and rappen doun in reaumes aboute, And taken transgressores and tyen hem faste Til treuthe hadde ytermyned hire trespas to the ende.
In 1867, partly due to the influence of nickel mining interests, the United States adopted the same ratio to produce a five-cent piece that became popularly know as the "nickel." Switzerland was the first country to produce a pure nickel coin, the 20 Rappen, beginning in 1881.