Bern 1776 batzen

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Sincona sale 35, lot 5076
This specimen was lot 5076 in Sincona sale 35 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 375 CHF (about US$445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bern | Stadt, Batzen 1776. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. (city of Bern, batzen of 1776. Very rare in this condition, Uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1717, 1754, 1765-78, 1784 and 1789-98. The 1776 is common and is accompanied by a half batzen. The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. At the time, four kreuzer = one batzen and forty batzen = one thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon, this specimen 2.49 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 524i, HMZ 2-223i, KM 87.


  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Schweizer Münzen und Medaillen vom Mittelalter bis in die Neuzeit, Auktion 35, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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