Berne thaler

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Thaler. 1798.

The Thaler was the currency of the Swiss canton of Bern 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 of Bern, and by the Vaud franc in the canton of Vaud.


In the late 18th century, billon coins were issued in denominations of 12 and 1 Kreuzer, 12 and 1 Batzen, together with silver 10 and 20 Kreuzer, 14, 12 and 1 Thaler, and gold 12, 1 and 2 Duplone. The 12 Kreuzer coins were inscribed as 1 Vierer.


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