40 Batzens Counterstamped; Ecu Louis XVI with laurel

40 Batzens (Counterstamped; Ecu Louis XVI with laurel) -  obverse40 Batzens (Counterstamped; Ecu Louis XVI with laurel) -  reverse

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Features

Country Canton of Bern
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1816-1819
Value 40 Batzen (4)
Currency Frank (1798-1850)
Composition Silver (.917)
Weight 29 g
Diameter 39 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 24341
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References KM# 181.1
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Uniformed bust left, Bern arms counterstamp

Note: Counterstamped on France Louis XVI Écu, KM#564.

Lettering: LUD·XVI·D·G·FR· ET·NAV·REX·

Reverse

Crowned arms of France within branches, denomination counterstamp

Lettering:
·SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM
1790
A
40
BZ

Edge

Knurling with a three-leaf pattern.

Comments

French Ecu (6 types from 1726 to 1794) were counterstamped over the 1816-1819 period.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1816-1819)  Host Date 1774-1792

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