Bern 1794 ducat

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21915
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21915 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bern. Gold Ducat 1794, MS62 PL NGC, a choice example with prooflike surfaces and excellent eye appeal." This one-year type has an unknown mintage but enough were saved that it is listed in the SCWC as the most affordable Bernese ducat of the eighteenth century. It is also the last of its denomination.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.49 g, .986 fine gold, .1109 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 148.


  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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