Bern 1716 20 kreuzer
This specimen was lot 34201 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "Bern. City 20 Kreuzer 1716 MS65 PCGS. Slightly mottled toning with very nice luster, and clearly defined details. The finest and only graded specimen at PCGS. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. This type is listed for 1716-17 but is not listed as expensive. There is also a similar ten kreuzer (KM 85). At the time, four kreuzer = one batzen and forty batzen = one thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 86, HMZ-2221a.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.