Bern 1798 2 duplone Fr-186

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Sincona sale 59, lot 3110
This specimen was lot 3110 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 10,000 CHF (about US$12,111 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Doppelduplone 1798, Bern. Sehr seltener Jahrgang. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Switzerland, canton of Bern, double duplone of 1798, Bern mint. Very rare date, Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1794-98 in the final years of the old regime. All dates are expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 15.28 g, .900 fine gold, this specimen 15.25 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 503d, HMZ 2-211h. Fr-186, KM 147.


  • 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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