Luzern 1796 40 kreuzer

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 33749
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This specimen was lot 33749 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $336. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lucerne. Canton 40 Kreuzer 1796 MS64 NGC. Bright silvery gray with plenty of luster and reflective fields. From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage." This is a one year type from a canton that rarely issued this denomination. Forty kreuzer = ten batzen = one frank = ¼ thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 91.


  • 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 Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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