Unterwalden 1787 ducat Fr-351

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 12295
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12295 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $604. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Obwalden. Ducat, 1787. PCGS Genuine--Bent, UNC Details Secure Holder. Restrike of 1860. Mild bend just right of center. From a mintage of only 150 pieces." Unterwalden was one of the three original cantons forming the Swiss Confederation in 1291. Far from the main channels of commerce, her coinage is scanty and rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown number of originals plus 150 restrikes.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .110 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-351; KM-46.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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