Graubunden 1836-HB batzen

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2836
This specimen was lot 2836 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$900 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Grisons, Graubünden, Kanton, Batzen 1836. Münzzeichen HB. Selten. Fast FDC. (canton of Grisons/Graubunden, batzen of 1836, mintmaster HB. Rare, About uncirculated.)"
This issue, with the HB mintmaster's initials, is much scarcer than the regular KM 15 without. Forty batzen made a thaler.

Reported Mintage: 99,000 (including KM 15).

Specification: billon, this specimen 2.90 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 183. HMZ 2-605e, KM 14.

Source:

  • 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 Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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