Luzern 1796 40 batzen Dav-1774

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Sincona sale 13, lot 2823
This specimen was lot 2823 in Sincona sale 13 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 475 CHF (about US$614 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ, Luzern, 40 Batzen (Neutaler) 1796. Gutes vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Switzerland, city of Luzern, forty batzen (or new thaler) of 1796. Extremely fine to good extremely fine)."
This is the only thaler size coin listed for this canton in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.49 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 542, HMZ 2-650a, Dav-1774, KM 48.


  • 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]Auktion 13: Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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