Denmark 1828-IC FF speciedaler Dav-73

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 30389
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 30389 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $211.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "DENMARK. Speciedaler, 1828-ICFF. NGC AU Details--Reverse Tooled. Some smoothing to left of shield. Attractively toned." 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 but scarce.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-73; Sieg-30.4; Hede-26D; KM-695.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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