Denmark 1624-RFP krone Dav-3519A
This specimen was lot 2346 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Krone 1624. Sehr schön. (very fine.)" Danish crowns of the seventeenth century range from the scarce to the obscenely rare. Either they were melted extensively or the poverty of the king prevented large issues or both. This type of 1624-25 is fairly common. It is on the light side to be considered a thaler but we include it as a nod to Davenport. The mintmark is the club or clover after the date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 18.90 g, .859 fine silver, this specimen 18.53 g.
Catalog reference: Dav-3519A, Hede 106A, KM 97.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.