Vaud 1816 2-1/2 rappen

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from Stephen Album sale 32, lot 1404
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This 2½ rappen (or quarter batzen) was issued from the Swiss canton of Vaud in 1816 only. Vaudois issues ended in 1831 except for a rare franc emitted 1845. Cantonal issues were terminated by the confederation of 1848. This specimen was lot 1405 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "VAUD: AR 2½ rappen, 1816, finest grade reported, NGC graded MS65."

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-18.

Sources:

  • 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]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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