Basel 1584 60 kreuzer

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31501
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This specimen was lot 31501 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Basel. City 60 Kreuzer 1584 AU58 NGC. Exceptional for the type, with fully defined illustrations and a pleasing pattern of tone that shows russet color within the recesses of the argent motifs. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." We dearly wish the auction cataloguer had reported the weight of this coin so that we could ascertain that this is a gulden (2/3 thaler) or a smaller denomination. In the late eighteenth century, 160 kreuzer = one thaler, making this a 3/8 thaler, but this is probably closer to 5/6 thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-158, HMZ-260u.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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