Bern 1771 2 ducats Fr-165

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2638
This specimen was lot 2638 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 4,750 CHF (about US$5,700 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND, Bern, Stadt und Kanton, Doppeldukat 1771. PCGS MS64. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. (city and canton of Bern, double ducat of 1771. Near gem uncirculated, Magnificent condition.)"
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: 7 g, .986 fine gold, .221 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: D.T. 480, HMZ 2-212e, KM 96, Fr-165.


  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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