Appenzell 1808 batzen

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Sincona sale 43, lot 4118
This specimen was lot 4118 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Batzen 1808. Vorzüglich-FDC. (canton of Appenzell, outer Rhoden, batzen of 1808. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1808 and 1816. Forty batzen = four franken = one thaler and ten rappen = one batzen.

Recorded mintage: 266,000.

Specification: billon, this specimen 2.41 g.

Catalog reference: D.T.158a, HMZ 2-31a, KM 6.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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