Bern 1679-G thaler Dav-4620
This specimen was lot 4424 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $423. The catalog description noted, "SWITZERLAND. Bern. Taler, 1679-G. NGC EF Details--Surface Hairlines. Some hairlines present. Light adjustment marks. Toned." The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. This type is scarce, like most of the Bernese thalers of the seventeenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-4620; KM-46.6.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.