Bern 1826 5 batzen

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 4628
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This specimen was lot 4628 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $1,028.12. The catalog description[1] noted, "Switzerland: Bern. 5 Batzen, 1826. Bear in crowned oval shield. Brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-67." This is the last five batzen struck by the canton of Bern. It comes in several varieties (KM 196.1, 196.2, 196.3). Forty batzen made a thaler, so five batzen are one-eighth of a thaler. The last Bernese coin is a rappen dated 1836.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-196.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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