Graubunden 1807 1/6 batzen

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 73004
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This specimen was lot 73004 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Graubunden. 1/6 Batzen, 1807. PCGS MS-63. Mintage of only 58,000 pieces. Two year type. Full silvering, sharply struck with light toning and attractive luster." The canton of Graubunden (Grisons in French) issued a variety of coins during 1807-42, ranging from billon 1/6 batzen to a gold 16 franken. This type was struck 1807 and 1820. Forty batzen = four franken = one thaler and ten rappen = one batzen.

Recorded mintage: 58,000.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-5.

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]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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