Bern 1796 kreuzer

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Sincona sale 64, lot 3170
This specimen was lot 3170 in Sincona sale 64 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$627 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Kreuzer 1796, Bern. Sehr seltener Jahrgang. Vorzüglich-FDC. (city and canton of Bern, kreuzer of 1796, Bern mint. Very rare date, Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
This is a rare date of an otherwise common coin struck 1755, 1765, 1772-81, 1785, 1789-93, 1796-97. It was accompanied by half kreuzer (KM 122), batzen (KM 87) and ten kreuzer (KM 158).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon, this specimen 1.02 g.

Catalog reference: KM 115, D.T. 528o, HMZ 2-225p.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 64: Swiss Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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