Danish West Indies 1767(a) 12 skilling
This specimen was part of lot 22447 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), which sold for $805. The catalog description noted, "Danish Colony Four Coin Lot, 12 Skilling 1740, 1764, 1767, 24 Skilling 1767. Average grades are F-VF. All four coins have sailing ship motifs, and all four are tough to find." This type was dated 1767 only but the quantity available suggests that it was struck with a frozen date for some years thereafter.
Recorded mintage: 390,000 from Altona (shown here), 80,000 from Copenhagen and 240,000 from Kongsberg mint.
Specification: 3.24 g, .500 fine silver, .052 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 12.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.