Luzern 1795 20 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2861
This specimen was lot 2861 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$600 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Lucerne, Stadt und Kanton, 20 Kreuzer 1795. Selten. Vorzüglich. Überdurchschnittliche Erhaltung. (city and canton of Lucerne, twenty kreuzer of 1795. Rare, Extremely fine, Extraordinary condition.)"
This type was struck 1795-96. Twenty kreuzer = 5 batzen = ½ frank = 1/8 thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 4.22 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 555a, HMZ 2-655g, KM 88.

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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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