Basel 1795 duplone Fr-71

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5045
This specimen was lot 5045 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 2,200 CHF (about US$2,612 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Basel | Stadt, Dublone 1795. Gutes vorzüglich. (city of Basel, duplone of 1795, good extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1795-96 only and is rare. It is accompanied by a slightly more common duplone of 1795 (KM 187) with a different reverse.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.64 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 7.51 g.

Catalog reference: KM 188, D.T. 736a, HMZ 2-92a. Fr-71.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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