Denmark 1825-IC FF speciedaler Dav-73

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4699
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4699 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark. Rigsdaler species, 1825-IC/FF. Frederick VI. Head right. Reverse: Crowned arms. Lustrous. NGC graded AU-58." This specimen is a product of the Altona mint. 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 one krone = 100 ore, which system is still in use, tho the krone is no longer silver. King Frederik VI ruled 1808-39.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.89 g, .875 fine silver, .812 troy oz ASW, lettered edge.

Catalog reference: Dav-73; Hede-26D; KM-695.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins," Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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