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½ Kreuzer

Features

Country City of Bern
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1680-1699
Value 1/2 Kreuzer = 1 Vierer (1/240)
Currency Thaler (1646-1798)
Composition Silver
Weight 0.60 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References HMZ# 2-200o,
  • Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 1. Die Münzen der Schweiz : Antike bis Mittelalter. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866465084.
  • Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2006. Der neue HMZ-Katalog / Band. 2. Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins : 15./16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866465046.
Divo/Tob17# 1157b
Jean-Paul Divo, Edwin Tobler; Die Münzen der Schweiz im 17. Jahrhundert. Bank Leu AG.

Obverse

Coat of arms of the city of Bern.

Lettering: ★ MONETA ★ BERNENSIS

Reverse

Cross fleury with ornaments in cantons.

Lettering: ★ BERCH • ZAER • DVX • 1680

Comments

Examples of varieties of this type:

Variety 1680:
Obverse: ★ MONETA ★ BERNENSIS
Reverse: ★ BERCH • ZAER • DVX • 1680
Example #1:

© Image courtesy of SINCONA AG:
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 30, 20 May 2016, Lot 3594. Sold for 275 CHF.

Variety 1699:
Obverse: Ⰴ MONETA BERNENSIS
Reverse: BERCHT • ZAER • DUX • 1699
Example #1:

© Image courtesy of SINCONA AG:
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 30, 20 May 2016, Lot 3602. Estimated at 200 CHF, unsold.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1680 
1699 

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