Chur 1554 groschen

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2777
This specimen was lot 2777 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,320 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Grisons, Chur, Bistum, Thomas von Planta, 1548-1565. Groschen 1554, Chur. Selten. Schön-sehr schön. (bishopric of Chur, Thomas of Planta, 1548-65, groschen of 1554, Chur mint. Rare, Fine-very fine.)"
Chur, among with the rest of Switzerland, left the Empire in 1648 as part of the Treaty of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 2.26 g.

Catalog reference: Tr. 55a var, HMZ 2-385a.


  • 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, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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