Zurich 1776 1/2 ducat Fr-487b

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5517
This specimen was lot 5517 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 1,000 CHF (about US$1,187 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Zurich | Stadt, Halbdukat 1776. Fast FDC. Attraktive Erhaltung. (city of Zurich, half ducat of 1776. About uncirculated, Beautiful condition.)"
This type was struck 1776 only but is more common than the issue of 1718-67 (Fr-487a).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.75 g, .979 fine gold, .055 troy oz AGW; this specimen is 1.74 g.

Catalog reference: KM 164, D.T. 412, HMZ 2-1162hh. Fr-487b.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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