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This specimen was lot 3077 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 4,750 CHF (about US$5,750 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Duplone 1793, Bern. Fast FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung.'' (Switzerland, canton of Bern, duplone of 1793, Bern mint. About uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"</blockquote> This scarce denomination was struck in three types in 1793: KM 142: spade arms/standing knight, date under knight; KM A143: oval arms/standing knight; and KM 143: oval arms/wreath (shown here).
 
This specimen was lot 3077 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 4,750 CHF (about US$5,750 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Duplone 1793, Bern. Fast FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung.'' (Switzerland, canton of Bern, duplone of 1793, Bern mint. About uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"</blockquote> This scarce denomination was struck in three types in 1793: KM 142: spade arms/standing knight, date under knight; KM A143: oval arms/standing knight; and KM 143: oval arms/wreath (shown here).

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Sincona sale 59, lot 3077
This specimen was lot 3077 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 4,750 CHF (about US$5,750 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Duplone 1793, Bern. Fast FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (Switzerland, canton of Bern, duplone of 1793, Bern mint. About uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"
This scarce denomination was struck in three types in 1793: KM 142: spade arms/standing knight, date under knight; KM A143: oval arms/standing knight; and KM 143: oval arms/wreath (shown here).

It is accompanied by a double duplone (Fr-181). A duplone was worth about two ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.64 g, .900 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW, this specimen 7.60 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 501b. HMZ 2-213d, KM 143, Fr-182.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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