Helvetian Republic 1798-S 40 batzen Dav-1771

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UBS sale 85, lot 1819
Jean Elsen list 258, lot 931
Helvetic 1798 40 batzen rev JElsen 258-931.jpg
The first specimen was lot 1819 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$684 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Helvetische Republik 40 Batzen 1798 S. Kl. Kr. Fast vorzüglich." (Switzerland, Helvetian Republic, 40 batzen of 1798. Nice extremely fine.)
The second specimen was lot 931 in Jean Elsen price list 258 (Brussels, October 2011) where it was offered for €700 (about US$977). The catalog description noted,
"SUISSE, République helvétique, AR Neutaler de 40 Batzen, 1798 S, Solothurn. Droit: Soldat debout de face, tenant une bannière sur l'épaule. Revers: Valeur dans une couronne. Rare. Superbe. (Helvetic republic, new thaler of forty batzen, 1798 S, Solothurn mint. Obverse: standing soldier bears a banner on shoulder; reverse: denomination within wreath. Rare, extremely fine.)"
The Helvetian Republic was a puppet state set up by the French in 1798 on the remnants of the old Swiss Confederation. Napoleon annexed it outright in 1803. Most of its issues are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: 29.49 g, .868 fine silver, this specimen 29,33 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 3a, HMZ 2-1185a, Dav-1771, KM 515.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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