Zurich 1780 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 31547 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Zurich. City 1/2 Taler 1780 MS64 NGC. Nearly-Gem and perhaps worthy of the title, with argent-white surfaces that host crowned, supported arms. Full mint luster easily maneuvers the fields and a light layer of champagne tone mottles both sides. Choice so fine and scarce at this certified level of Mint State. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This is a one year type but listed slightly cheaper than the regular issue of 1720-68 (KM 145).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 169.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.