Bern 1707 3 ducats Fr-132
This specimen was lot 3651 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 6,500 (about US$8,146 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "[Bern.] 3 Dukaten 1707. Gekröntes doppeltes Wappen. Rv. Mann und Frau mit Tuch. Selten. Fast FDC. (Bern, three ducats of 1707. Obverse: crowned dual arms; reverse: man and woman supporting banner; rare, choice uncirculated.)" The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. This type, like all Bernese gold coins of the eighteenth century, is rare and expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 10.5 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW, this specimen 10.41 g.
Catalog reference: Fr-132; KM-76; D.T.474, HMZ 2-210c.
- 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, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.