Zurich 1767 20 schilling

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 34283
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This specimen was lot 34283 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zurich. City 20 Schilling 1767 MS64 NGC. Also known as a 1/2 Gulden, this coin has a very good strike for the issue, and frosty toning. We expect a premium bid for this frosty specimen. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This type was issued intermittently 1718-68. According to the SCWC, 72 schilling = one thaler so 20 schilling = 5/18 thaler = one gulden. Normally, in southern Germany, one gulden = 2/3 thaler (48 schilling). In 1798, the canton of Zurich was forcibly incorporated into the Helvetic Republic.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 137, HMZ-21166ff.


  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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