Bern 1795 2 duplone Fr-181

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Sincona sale 43, lot 4215
This specimen was lot 4215 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 3,600 CHF (about US$4,296 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bern, Stadt und Kanton, Doppelduplone 1795. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. (city and canton of Bern, double duplone of 1795. Very rare in this condition, Uncirculated.)"
This expensive type is listed for 1793-95 while the canton was under the domination of the French revolution. In Geneva, this coin was a double pistole; in Luzern, a 24 munzgulden, in Solothurn, a double duplone. The coin is modeled on a double louis d'or of France.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 15.82 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 15.25 g.

Catalog reference: KM-144.1; D.T. 499c, HMZ 2-211d. Fr. 181.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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