Haldenstein (1609-28) goldgulden Fr-270

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31072
Haldenstein c1609 goldgulden rev H3029-31072.jpg

This specimen was lot 31072 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haldenstein. Baron Thomas I Goldgulden ND (1609-28), VF Details (Mount Removed) NGC. Crudely struck with some weakness in the legends. The damage noted by NGC is not immediately obvious in the holder. A highly elusive type and quite decent for this series." Haldenstein was a barony in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is about two miles down the river Rhine from the town of Chur, which also issued coins. The last coins are dated 1695.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.5 g, .986 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM28, Fr-270.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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