Unterwalden 1812 batzen

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 34270
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This specimen was lot 34270 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Unterwalden. Canton Batzen 1812 MS63 ANACS. Featuring a very bold strike, attractive frosty luster, and a silvery-gray color. A rarely encountered type. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." Unterwalden, being half Catholic and half Protestant, was divided into half cantons, Nidwalden and Obwalden. The coinage of the canton of Obwalden is not so common and this one year type is no exception. This series of 1812, which included a half batzen and a five batzen, is the last from the canton.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 52, HMZ-2743.


  • 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.
  • [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.

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