Basel (1438-39) goldgulden Fr-6

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Sincona sale 50, lot 4011
This specimen was lot 4011 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 650 CHF (about US$784 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Reichsmünzstätte Basel, Albrecht II. König, 1438-1439. Goldgulden o. J. Selten. Gutes sehr schön. (imperial city of Basel, Albrecht II, 1438-39, undated goldgulden. Rare, Good very fine.)"
Altho the Swiss cantons had won de facto independence from the Empire by the late fifteenth century, the fact was not officially recognized until 1648, when the confederation left the empire by the treaties of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold, this specimen 3.43 g.

Catalog reference: Winterstein 67, Fr-6, HMZ 2-49d.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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