Aargau 1809 20 batzen

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Sincona sale 6, lot 2266
This specimen was lot 2266 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$984 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Sammlung Dr. Charles Froidevaux Aargau 20 Batzen 1809. FDC. (Switzerland, Aargau, twenty batzen of 1809; uncirculated.)"
The canton of Aargau issued a variety of coins during 1808-31, ranging from billon one rappen to a silver four franken of 1812. Forty batzen = four franken = one thaler and ten rappen = one batzen.

Recorded mintage: 14,000.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 14,65 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 191, HMZ 2-20b, KM 17.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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