40 Batzens counterstamped French écu of Louis XV

Features

Country Canton of Bern
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1816
Value 40 Batzen (4)
Currency Frank (1798-1850)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 29.49 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 181.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
HMZ 1# 2-231a
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 1. Die Münzen der Schweiz : Antike bis Mittelalter. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

Counterstamp with the coat of arms of Bern on a square shield. Host coin showing bust of French king Louis XV facing left.

Lettering: LUD • XVI • D • G • FR • ET NAV • RE • BD •

Reverse

Crowned arms of France within branches, cow mintmark below. Bern value in counterstamp.

Lettering:
SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM 1787 •
40
BZ•

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM

Comments

The host coins were issued for the Province of Bearn and are mintmarked with a cow on the reverse.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1816  Host Date: 1775-1791

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