Graubunden 1842 1/6 batzen

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Sincona sale 64, lot 3397
This specimen was lot 3397 in Sincona sale 64 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$150 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Grisons | Kanton, 1/6 Batzen 1842, Bern. FDC. (canton of Graubunden, 1/6 batzen of 1842, Bern mint. Uncirculated.)"
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. We don't see any other canton using this denomination, which was issued 1807, 1820 and 1842.

Recorded mintage: 172,000.

Specification: billon, this specimen: 0.79 g.

Catalog reference: KM 16, D.T. 187a, HMZ 2-607a.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 64: Swiss Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • 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.

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