Bern 1798 taler Dav-1760B

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UBS sale 83, lot 2599
This specimen was lot 2599 in UBS sale 83 (Zurich, September 2009) where it did not sell. The catalog description noted,
"Taler 1798. Schlanker Krieger. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. FDC," (Bern 1798 thaler, thin warrior, uncirculated).
The climbing bear is the badge of Bern, Switzerland. Two types of thaler were struck in 1798; the thin warrior shown here and a stout warrior (KM 164), which is slightly more common. In Bern, 4 kreuzer = 1 batzen and 40 batzen = 1 thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,29 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 509, HMZ 2-218f, KM 165, Davenport 1760B.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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