Appenzell 1738 15 kreuzer KM-34

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Sincona sale 43, lot 4124
This specimen was lot 4124 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$597 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Appenzell Innerrhoden, 15 Kreuzer 1738. Selten. Sehr schön. (canton of Appenzell, inner Rhoden, fifteen kreuzer of 1738. Rare, Very fine.)"
Appenzell, a small canton surrounded by the canton of St. Gall, struck coins until 1816. This rare type was accompanied by another fifteen kreuzer (KM 35) with a different reverse. The monetary system was 4 pfennig = one kreuzer, 4 kreuzer = one batzen, 10 batzen = one franken.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4.83 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 786, HMZ 2-38a, KM 34.


  • 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 Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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