Graubunden 1807 5 batzen

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5240
This specimen was lot 5240 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 525 CHF (about US$623 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Grisons | Kanton, 5 Batzen 1807. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (canton of Grisons, five batzen of 1807. Uncirculated, Beautiful condition.)"
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, 1820, 1826, and is quite scarce. Forty batzen = four franken = one thaler and ten rappen = one batzen.

Recorded mintage: 6,398.

Specification: billon; this specimen is 4.56 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 179a, HMZ 2-604a, KM 8.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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