Chur 1632 10 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2804
This specimen was lot 2804 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 80 CHF (about US$92 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Grisons, Chur, Stadt, 10 Kreuzer 1632. Vorzüglich. (city of Chur, ten kreuzer of 1632. Extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1629-37 in sufficient numbers that it lists in the SCWC as a fairly cheap coin.

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. Below St. Luke on the reverse is the city arms, which feature a leaping ibex.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4.77 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 1529e, HMZ 2-489h, KM 228.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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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