Fribourg 1774 2 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2703
This specimen was lot 2703 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 275 CHF (about US$330 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Freiburg/Fribourg, Stadt und Kanton, Halbbatzen 1774. Gutes vorzüglich. (city and canton of Fribourg, half batzen of 1774. Good extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1741, 1746, 1751-54, 1767-74, 1787-89, 1793, 1797-98 with variation in shields. Whereas in most of the Swiss cantons 160 kreuzer made a thaler, in Fribourg 56 kreuzer made a gulden.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 1.69 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 656k, HMZ 2-277w, KM 47.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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