Graubunden 1842 4 franken Dav-372

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40796
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40796 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Graubunden. 4 Franken, 1842. NGC MS-65. Issued for the 1842 shooting festival. Mintage of only 6,000 pieces. Sharply struck and nicely toned." The later editions of the SCWC delete this issue, considering it a medal (shooting thaler) rather than a coin. It remains, however, listed in Davenport.

Recorded mintage: 6,000.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: formerly KM-17, Dav-372.


  • 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 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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