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Switzerland Bern Thaler and 1/2 Taler  1679 and 1680
Switzerland Bern Thaler and 1/2 Taler 1679 and 1680

This is a grand old silver thaler (pronounces like 'dollar' but with a 't', not a 'd') from Bern, Switzerland. The bear and interlocked B patterns are common for such coins. Two denominations were produced:

1/2 THALER: 32 mm diameter
THALER: 40 mm diameter

If you have a well preserved coin with no (or few) problems such as scratches, stains, cleanings, darkening, nicks, gouges and the like, you have a valuable coin.

NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

Well worn coins are not worth very much, but if your coin is in average circulated condition or better, the value goes up substantially. Some very approximate values for thalers are:

worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $1500

Very approximately, 1/2 thalers are worth about one-half this much. Use our Important Terminology page to understand how these catalog values translate into actual buy and sell values.

There are many variations of these coins and the values change dramatically depending on the specific variety you have. A good place to get an idea of the variations is at RhinoCoins.com.

Coin: 10269 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: DEBS, Sat, 04-Feb-2012 21:31:33 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 23:19:10 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 15-Dec-2015 14:07:49 GMT
Requester description: 1679 BENEDICTVS.SIT.IEHOVA.DEVS.1679. REIPVBLICAE.BERNENSIS.MONETA. COIN HAS A BEAR ON ONE SIDE ON THE OTHER WHAT APPEARS LIKE 8 X LETTER B'S IN 4 GROUPS OF TWO - ALL INTERLOCKED WITH ONE LETTER B OF EACH TWO REVERSED AGAINST THE OTHER ROSETTES
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