Bern 1818 batzen

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Sincona sale 43, lot 4223
This specimen was lot 4223 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Bern, Stadt und Kanton, Batzen 1818. FDC, NGC MS67. (city and canton of Bern, one batzen of 1818. Uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1818 and 1824 and is fairly common in circulated condition. It is catalogued as a batzen altho the coin is marked as a 4 kreuzer. Ten batzen made a frank and four franken made a thaler. The last Bernese coin is a rappen dated 1836. The confederation of 1848 ended cantonal issues.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: D.T. 43a, HMZ 2-237a, KM 177.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • 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.

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