Danish West Indies 1848 10 skilling

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30417
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This specimen was lot 30417 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Danish Colony. Frederik VII 10 Skilling 1848 MS65 NGC, Plain Edge variety. An absolutely striking example with virtually flawless surfaces and appealing silvery patina. Rare, as this is currently the finest known certified example in this premium designation with none graded higher. From The Collection of Dr. Roger R. McFadden." This type was struck in 1848 and again in 1856 but all are dated 1848. The 1856 issue has the plain edge. It is common in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 389,000 (KM 20.1) plus 85,000 (KM 20.2).

Specification: 2.43 g, .625 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 20.1 (engrailed edge) and KM 20.2 (plain edge).


  • Byrne, Ray, Coins and Tokens of the Caribees, Decatur, IL: Jess Peters, Inc., 1975.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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