Vaud 1828 5 batzen
This specimen was lot 44025 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $80. The catalog description noted, "SWITZERLAND. Vaud. 5 Batzen, 1828-BEL. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. Bold, lovely strike and fully lustrous with light toning. An attractive and intricately designed piece." This type was struck 1826-31 and is the final issue of this denomination. The last issue of the canton is a batzen of 1834. Forty batzen made a thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: billon; this specimen is 4.28 g.
Catalog reference: KM-21.1; HMZ-2-1002l.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.