Geneva 1795-W 6 florins
This specimen was lot 25042 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $720. The catalog description noted, "SWITZERLAND. Geneva. 6 Florins, 1795-W. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Beautiful old cabinet tone with hues of blue in the peripheries. Quite a lovely example." This type was struck during a French-sponsored revolution which toppled the old oligarchy. This issue, tho denominated six florins, was meant to trade as a half thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 110.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.