Schaffhausen 1614 dicken

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 34258
Schaffhausen H3049-34258r.jpg
Sincona sale 47, lot 2916
The first specimen was lot 34258 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "Schaffhausen. City Dicken 1614 MS63 NGC. This coin has a remarkable raised strike for the type, and spectacular frosty luster. The peripheral toning is an electric blue which is extremely appealing to the eye, and the overall appearance is uniformly excellent. An exceptional coin worthy of an strong bid. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." The second specimen was lot 2916 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 150 CHF (about US$180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Schaffhausen, Dicken 1614. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (canton of Schaffhausen, dicken of 1614. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
The SCWC does not price this type of 1611-21 in any grade higher than Very Fine. The dicken traded for 24 kreuzer. The city arms depict an ibex leaping, sometimes by itself or out of a castle window (as here).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the second specimen 8.74 g.

Catalog reference: KM 18, D.T. 1375, HMZ 2-765b.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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