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[[Image:Bern 1798 4 kreuzer obv DSLR.jpg|300px|thumb|from the Mountain Groan Collection]]
 
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[[Image:Bern S59-3114.jpg|550px|thumb|Sincona sale 59, lot 3114]]
  
Bern, one of the cantons of [[Switzerland]], struck coins fairly steadily throughout the eighteenth century altho [[Bern 1798 taler Dav-1760B|thalers]] are scarce. The coinage was interrupted by Napoleonic occupation but resumed in 1817. In 1839, the coinage was decimalized to 100 centimes = one franc and one, two, four, ten and twenty-five centimes were issued, all in billon. This type was struck 1717, 1754 and 1765-98 and this is the most common date. Four kreuzer = 1 batzen = 1/40 of a thaler. In 1848, Bern was incorporated into the reformed Swiss Confederation and coinage for the individual cantons ceased.
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Bern, one of the cantons of [[Switzerland]], struck coins fairly steadily throughout the eighteenth century altho [[Bern 1798 taler Dav-1760B|thalers]] are scarce. The coinage was interrupted by Napoleonic occupation but resumed in 1817. In 1839, the coinage was decimalized to 100 centimes = one franc and one, two, four, ten and twenty-five centimes were issued, all in billon. This type was struck 1717, 1754 and 1765-98 and this is the most common date. Four kreuzer = 1 batzen = 1/40 of a thaler. In 1848, Bern was incorporated into the reformed Swiss Confederation and coinage for the individual cantons ceased. The second specimen was lot 3114 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$145 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Batzen 1798, Bern. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung.'' (Switzerland, canton of Bern, batzen of 1798, Bern mint. Uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"</blockquote>
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but not rare.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown but not rare.
  
''Specification:'' billon (low grade silver).
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''Specification:'' billon (low grade silver), the second specimen 2.62 g.
  
''Catalog reference:'' KM 87.
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''Catalog reference:'' D.T. 524r. HMZ 2-223q, KM 87.
  
 
''[[Bibliography|Source:]]''
 
''[[Bibliography|Source:]]''
 
* 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.  
 
* 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.  
 
* Michael, Thomas, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
 
* Michael, Thomas, ''Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
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* <sup>[1]</sup>Richter, Jurg, ''Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland,'' Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.
  
 
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* [[Bern 1798 4 ducats Fr-177|1798 4 ducats]]
 
* [[Bern 1798 4 ducats Fr-177|1798 4 ducats]]
 
* [[Bern 1798 8 ducats Fr-175|1798 8 ducats]]
 
* [[Bern 1798 8 ducats Fr-175|1798 8 ducats]]
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* [[Bern 1798 2 duplone Fr-186|1798 double duplone]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1798]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1798]]
 
* return to [[Switzerland, Bern]]
 
* return to [[Switzerland, Bern]]
  
[[Category:Selections from the Mountain Groan Collection]][[Category: Coinage of the Swiss cantons]]
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[[Category:Selections from the Mountain Groan Collection]][[Category: Coinage of the Swiss cantons]][[Category:Selections from Sincona sale 58, 59, 60, 61]]

Latest revision as of 18:20, 4 December 2019

from the Mountain Groan Collection
Bern 1798 4 kreuzer rev DSLR.jpg
Sincona sale 59, lot 3114
Bern, one of the cantons of Switzerland, struck coins fairly steadily throughout the eighteenth century altho thalers are scarce. The coinage was interrupted by Napoleonic occupation but resumed in 1817. In 1839, the coinage was decimalized to 100 centimes = one franc and one, two, four, ten and twenty-five centimes were issued, all in billon. This type was struck 1717, 1754 and 1765-98 and this is the most common date. Four kreuzer = 1 batzen = 1/40 of a thaler. In 1848, Bern was incorporated into the reformed Swiss Confederation and coinage for the individual cantons ceased. The second specimen was lot 3114 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$145 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Batzen 1798, Bern. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (Switzerland, canton of Bern, batzen of 1798, Bern mint. Uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: billon (low grade silver), the second specimen 2.62 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 524r. HMZ 2-223q, KM 87.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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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