Zurich 1798-B 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 31549 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "Zurich. City 1/2 Taler 1798-B MS65 NGC, Bruckmann mint. Rare quality for this very scarce issue with mirrored fields, a strike that is extremely bold in the centers and surfaces that are absent visible evidence of coin to coin contact. Light tone in variegated shades definitely adds to the pristine appearance. The single finest graded example seen by NGC. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This is a five year type issued 1783, 1786, 1788, 1794 and 1798. In 1798, the canton of Zurich was forcibly incorporated into the Helvetic Republic.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 174, HMZ-21165uuu.
- 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.