Bern 1600 2 ducats Fr-95

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5059
This specimen was lot 5059 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 9,500 CHF (about US$11,277 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bern | Stadt, Doppeldukat 1600. Doppeladler über dem Berner Wappen. Rv. Der heilige Vincenz stehend von vorn. Sehr selten. Gutes vorzüglich. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (city of Bern, double ducat of 1600. Obverse: double headed eagle supports city arms; reverse: St. Vincent stands. Very rare, Good extremely fine, Minor planchet defect.)"
This rare one year type is accompanied by a single ducat (Fr-96) and half ducat (Fr-97). The next gold issue was in 1658 (Fr-123).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7 g, .986 fine gold; this specimen 6.93 g.

Catalog reference: Lohner 74, HMZ 2-187b; Fr-95.


  • 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, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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