Bern 1796 duplone Fr-182

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 32275
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This specimen was lot 32275 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Bern. Canton gold Duplone 1796 MS61 NGC. A solid piece with good luster and an saffron-gold patina. The strike is bold and clean, and the surfaces offer a good deal of reflectivity with very few contact marks. From the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection." This type of 1796 is accompanied by a double duplone (Fr-181). A duplone was worth about two ducats.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 7.64 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 7.63 g.

Catalog reference: KM 152, Fr-182, HMZ-2-213h.


  • 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, 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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