Sitten 1776 kreuzer
This specimen was lot 3554 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 275 (about US$345 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Kreuzer 1776. Vorzüglich-FDC. (extremely fine to uncirculated.)" This one year type was issued by the bishop of Sitten (Sion in French), now part of the canton of Valais. Valais was not officially a member of the Swiss confederation until 1815.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: bilon, this specimen 1.04 g.
Catalog reference: KM 32, D.T.980, HMZ 2-1073a.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.