Denmark 1796 speciedaler Dav-1310

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20493
Denmark 1796 speciesdaler rev Heritage 3021-20493.jpg

This specimen was lot 20493 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Christian VII Albertsdaler 1796, MS63 NGC, a choice and fully original example of this rare type featuring the Wildman obverse similar to issues of Brunswick. Also called a Speciesdaler. A most appealing coin with subtle gray toning and full underlying mint luster." This is a scarce reissue of a type originally issued 1781-86.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .868 fine silver, .783 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM640.2, Dav-1310, Hede-22B.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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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