Basel 1809 batzen

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Sincona sale 35, part of lot 5047
This specimen was part of lot 5047 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$143 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Basel | Stadt, Lot. Batzen 1809. Dazu 3 Batzen 1809 (vorzüglich). Vorzüglich-FDC. (city of Basel, batzen of 1809 with three batzen of 1809. Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1805-06 and 1809-10 while the canton was under Napoleonic domination. The 1809 is common. The last batzen was struck in 1826. Forty batzen made a thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: D.T. 140a, 142c, HMZ 2-110a, 2-111e, KM 196.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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