Bern 1797 1/2 thaler KM-151

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 34206
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This specimen was lot 34206 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bern. City 1/2 Taler 1797 MS64+ PCGS, Deeply toned with exceptional underlying luster and a great strike. Only surpassed in grade by a single example at PCGS. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This type is listed for 1796-97 along with KM 161 and a quarter thaler (KM 160) and a thaler (KM 149, Dav-1759).

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 151, HMZ-2219c.


  • 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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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