Berne thaler

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Thaler. 1798.

The Thaler was the currency of the Swiss canton of Berne until 1798. It was subdivided into 40 Batzen, each of 4 Kreuzer. It was replaced by the Frank of the Helvetian Republic in 1798. This was, in turn, replaced by the Berne Frank in the canton Bern, and by the Vaud franc in the canton Vaud.


In the late 18th century, billon coins were issued in denominations of ½ and 1 Kreuzer, ½ and 1 Batzen, together with silver 10 and 20 Kreuzer, ¼, ½ and 1 Thaler, and gold ½, 1 and 2 Duplone. The ½ Kreuzer coins were inscribed as 1 Vierer.


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