Bern 1795 thaler Dav-1759

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10744
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10744 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $822. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Bern. Taler, 1795. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Two plumes in hat. Attractively toned." The type is listed for 1795-97 and was the first thaler issued in Bern since 1679. A single plume variety also exists (Dav-1760). The canton of Bern was invaded and occupied by revolutionary French armies in 1794.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1759; KM-149.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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