Graubunden 1825-N 10 batzen

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13426
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Sincona sale 35, lot 5244
The first specimen was lot 13426 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Graubunden. 10 Batzen, 1825-N. PCGS MS-65. One year type from a mintage of only 2,000 pieces. Gentle multicolored toning on prooflike surfaces. Small hairline crack at 11 o'clock. Old green holder." The second specimen was lot 5244 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 550 CHF (about US$653 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Grisons | Kanton, 10 Batzen 1825. Vorzüglich-FDC. (canton of Grisons, ten batzen of 1825. Extremely fine-uncirculated)"
This rare one-year type was equal to one frank or one quarter thaler.

Recorded mintage: 2,000.

Specification: silver, the second specimen 7.35 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 178, HMZ 2-603a, KM-12.


  • 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, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • [2]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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