Bern 1679 thaler Dav-4618
This specimen was lot 2598 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it sold for CHF 1150 ($1322 including buyer's fee). The catalog description noted, "Taler 1679. Selten in dieser Erhaltung! Gutes vorzüglich," (Bern 1679 thaler, rare in this grade, good extremely fine). The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. This type is the most available of the Bernese thalers of the seventeenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 27,88 g.
Catalog reference: D.T. 1133, HMZ 2-190d, KM 46, Dav-4618.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.