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    Sensational Near-Gem Graubunden 16 Franken
    Mintage Est. 100

    Graubunden. Canton gold 16 Franken (Duplone) 1813 MS64 PCGS, KM10, Fr-265, HMZ-2602a. A classic gold rarity of Switzerland, produced not long after Graubunden received cantonal status in the Act of Mediation and along with it, the right to strike its own coinage. Struck from gold taken from the nearby Calanda mountain range, the exact mintage is unknown, but the general consensus is around 100 coins. As such, an example in any condition is highly coveted and the near-Gem on offer here is certain to not disappoint. Fully struck over both sides, the design rises prominently from the glassy fields and the prooflike reflectivity contained within sets the two in evident cameo contrast. As the grade would suggest, very limited handling is visible to the naked eye, with magnified inspection confirming the most prominent "disturbance" being an as-made lintmark in the field to the left of the date. Interestingly, the dies show significant rotation from standard coin or medallic format, and one has to wonder how, on a coin of such limited production, this came to be. Currently the single finest example of the type certified at PCGS and unsurpassed in grade at NGC. A coin of monumental and undeniable importance and certainly among the most exciting coins inside this exceptional Redwood Collection.
    From the Redwood Collection of Swiss Coins




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    August, 2016
    11th Thursday
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