|Country||Canton of Bern|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||40 Batzen (4)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Head with headband left, Bern arms counterstamp
Note: Counterstamped on France Louis XV Écu, KM#512.
Lettering: LUD·XV·D·G·FR ET·NAV·REX·
Crowned round arms of France within sprays, denomination counterstamp
1768 SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTUM
Reeded with inscription
Lettering: DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM
Counterstamped between July 1816 - July 1819. Krause lists the Date as ND (1816).
From July 1816 to July 1819, private individuals were able to check the weight of worn French ecus in the Bern Mint for a fee, and if they weighed at least 542 grains (28,788 grams). A total of 600,000 pieces were counter-stamped. However, since these pieces were very popular with the silver processing industry (especially among the watch case manufacturers in Geneva, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle), many of the counter-stamped pieces went into the melting pot and are therefore quite rare.
Examples of this type:
• Example counterstamp on French écu from 1765 Pau (28.85g, Very Fine):
© Image courtesy of SINCONA AG
◦ Auctioned by SINCONA AG, Auction 30, 20 May 2016, Lot 3745. Sold for 250 CHF.
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|ND (1816-1819)||Host Date 1740-1771|
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