Fribourg 1797 56 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2709
This specimen was lot 2709 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$250 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Freiburg/Fribourg, Stadt und Kanton, Gulden zu 56 Kreuzern 1797. Sehr schön. (city and canton of Fribourg, gulden of 56 kreuzer of 1797. Very fine.)"
This type was struck 1796-97 only. 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 10.83 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 647b, HMZ 2-271b, KM 62.


  • 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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