Bern 1797 1/4 thaler

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Sincona sale 59, lot 3104
This specimen was lot 3104 in Sincona sale 59 (Zurich, October 2019), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$545 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SWITZERLAND | Bern | Stadt und Kanton, Vierteltaler (10 Batzen) 1797, Bern. FDC. Prachtvolle Erhaltung mit herrlicher Patina. (Switzerland, canton of Bern, quarter thaler or ten batzen of 1797, Bern mint. Uncirculated, Beautiful condition with magnificent patina.)"
This one year type comes in large and small date varieties.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 7.83 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 513, HMZ 2-220g, KM 160.


  • 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]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 59: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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