Zurich 1736 20 schilling

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 34282
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This specimen was lot 34282 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zurich. City 20 Schillings 1736 MS62 NGC. A coin with gunmetal patina over bold raised detail and prooflike surfaces that enhance the overall attractiveness. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This type was issued intermittently 1718-68. According to the SCWC, 72 schilling = one thaler so 20 schilling = 5/18 thaler = one gulden. Normally, in southern Germany, one gulden = 2/3 thaler (48 schilling). In 1798, the canton of Zurich was forcibly incorporated into the Helvetic Republic.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 137, HMZ-21166u.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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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