Appenzell 1816 4 franken Dav-368

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UBS sale 83, lot 2593
This specimen was lot 2593 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it sold for CHF 2900 ($3334 including buyer's fee). The catalog description noted,
"Neutaler zu 4 Franken 1816. Kabinettstück! FDC," (Appenzell new thaler of 4 franken, uncirculated with cabinet toning).
Appenzell, a small canton surrounded by the canton of St. Gall, struck coins until 1816. This rare type was accompanied by a half batzen and one batzen piece. The monetary system was 4 pfennig = 1 kreuzer, 4 kreuzer = 1 batzen, 10 batzen = 1 franken.

Recorded mintage: 1,650.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,03 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 155, HMZ 2-28b, KM 12, Dav-368.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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