Denmark 1747-W krone Dav-1300

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1621
This specimen was lot 1621 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,600 (about US$2,067 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KÖNIGREICH Frederik V. 1746-1766. Krone 1747, Kopenhagen. 18.16 g. Münzmeisterin Ingeborg Maria Wineke. Vorzüglich. (kingdom of Denmark, Frederick V, 1746-66, crown of 1747, Copenhagen mint, mint master Ingeborg Maria Wineke, extremely fine.)"
Danish currency endured several "reforms" in the nineteenth century. Until 1813, 1 ducat = 2 speciedaler = 12 mark = 192 skilling Danske. After the reform of 1813, 1 frederiks d'or = 5 speciedaler = 10 rigsbankdaler = 960 rigsbankskilling. In 1854, the speciedaler was dropped but the remaining denominations were unchanged. In 1874, all the old denominations were terminated in favor of 1 krone = 100 ore, which system is still in use, tho the krone is no longer silver. This type is listed for 1747-48. It is a little small and a little low in silver to be a true crown. Davenport includes a piedfort double kroner struck with these dies as Dav-1300.

Recorded mintage: unknown but quite scarce.

Specification: 18.00 g, .833 fine silver, .482 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 559, Dav-1300, Hede 29 A.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.* Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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