1795, Switzerland, Bern (Canton). Nice Silver ½ Thaler (20 Batzen) Mint year: 1796 References: KM-151. Region: Bern (Switzerland) Denomination: Thaler (20 Batzen) Weight: 14.83gm Diameter: 34mm Material: Silver Obverse: Crowned oval shield with arms of Bern. Legend: RESPUBLICA BERNENSIS Reverse: Swiss soldier wearing plummed hat (with one feather) and uniform, holding large sword. Date (1796) below. Legend: DOMINUS PROVIDERIT The canton of Bern is the second largest of the 26 Swiss cantons. Located in west-central Switzerland, it borders the Canton of Jura and the Canton of Solothurn to the north. To the west lie the Canton of Neuchâtel, the Canton of Fribourg and Vaud. To the south lies the Valais. East of the canton of Bern lie the cantons of Uri, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Lucerne and Aargau. The canton of Bern is bilingual (French and German). The cantonal capital, also the Federal capital, is Bern.