Zurich 1776 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 31546 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "Zurich. City 1/2 Taler 1776 MS66 NGC, HMZ-21165 (the edge is not visible in the holder, so the full HMZ# is not determinable). Absolutely original with a deep sheath of olive tone over both sides that produces flares of attractive multicolored hue when rotated beneath a light. No marks are visible to the unaided eye and obvious luster beneath the tone helps to confirm the exceptional surface quality. Not surprisingly, a coin that remains unsurpassed in grade at both NGC and PCGS. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This is a one year type but listed slightly cheaper than the regular issue of 1720-68 (KM 145).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 162, HMZ-21165.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.