Appenzell 1812 4 franken Dav-360
This specimen was lot 2592 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it sold for CHF 1250 ($1437 including buyer's fee). The catalog description noted, "Neutaler zu 4 Franken 1812. Fast FDC mit herrlicher, farbenprächtiger Patina," (Appenzell new thaler of 4 franken, nice uncirculated with hairlines and colorful patina). Appenzell, a small canton surrounded by the canton of St. Gall, struck coins until 1816. This rare type was accompanied by a two franken piece. The monetary system was 4 pfennig = 1 kreuzer, 4 kreuzer = 1 batzen, 10 batzen = 1 franken.
Recorded mintage: 2,357.
Specification: silver, this specimen 29,89 g.
Catalog reference: D.T. 154, HMZ 2-28a, KM 9, Dav-360.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.