Luzern 1813 4 franken Dav-364

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UBS sale 83, lot 2603
This specimen was lot 2603 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it sold for CHF 1700 ($1954 including buyer's fee). The catalog description noted,
"Luzern 4 Franken 1813. Selten. Fast FDC" (Luzern 4 francs 1813, rare, nice Uncirculated).
The coinage of the canton of Luzern (sometimes spelled Lucerne) is not so common and this rare issue is no exception. Coinage ceased altogether in 1846 with an issue of 5 rappen. At this time, 10 rappen = 1 batzen and 10 batzen = 1 frank and 4 franken = 1 thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.32 g.

Catalog reference: KM 109, D.T. 53a, HMZ 2-668a, Dav-364.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.

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