Appenzell 1738 3 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2529
This specimen was lot 2529 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$300 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Appenzell, Innerrhoden, Groschen 1738. Bär nach links. Rs. GLORIA... Selten. Schön-sehr schön. (canton of Appenzell, inner Rhoden, groschen of 1738, bear to left. Reverse: GLORIA. Rare, Fine-very fine.)"
Three different groschen were issued in Appenzell for 1738; one with the bear right and ornate reverse (KM 29), one with the bear facing left (KM 30, shown here) and another with the bear facing right (KM 31). None are common.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon, this specimen 1.29 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 792a, HMZ 2-41c, KM 30.

Source:

  • 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, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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