Denmark 1661-HK speciedaler Dav-3546
This specimen was lot 30690 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $7,800. The catalog description noted, "Frederik III Speciedaler 1661-HK MS63 NGC. Two-year type. Superb detail remains over the surfaces and the overall eye-appeal is nothing short of world-class for the issue, with gray-toned centers that showcase attractive luster and legends that are highlighted in vibrant hues of green, gold maroon and blue patina. The only example of the date thus far graded by NGC (with the only other graded example of the type being the previous lot) and absolutely the finest example that has appeared in online archived auction records. From the Jamestown Collection."
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 rare type was struck 1657 and 1661.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.78 g, .875 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Hede-57A, Dav-3546, KM 212.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.