Bern 1823 4 franken Dav-370

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Sincona sale 9, lot 5338
This specimen was lot 5338 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1200 CHF (about US$1,518 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Bern Taler 1823. Gekröntes Berner Wappen. Rv. Stehender Krieger mit Federhut und Langschwert. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Switzerland, city of Bern, thaler of 1823. Obverse: crowned arms of Bern; reverse: standing soldier with feathered hat and long sword; extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This and KM 198 are the only thalers struck by Bern between the departure of the French (1815) and confederation (1848). It is variously catalogued as a thaler, a four franken and a forty batzen, all much the same thing.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,30 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 30a, HMZ 2-230a, Dav-370, KM 190.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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