Bern 1819 duplone Fr-187
This specimen was lot 40392 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,610. The catalog description noted, "SWITZERLAND. Bern. Duplon, 1819. NGC Unc Details--Scratches. Small scratch on obverse field. Demarete Collection." This type was issued 1797, 1819 and 1829 and is rare. The last Bernese coin is a rappen dated 1836.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 7.64 g, .900 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-187; KM-163.
- 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.
- 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 Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.