Denmark 1839-IC WS speciedaler Dav-73
This specimen was lot 31255 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $246.75. The catalog description noted, "Frederick VI Speciedaler 1839 IC-WS, XF40 NGC. Light gray toning, with some tiny contact marks and wear on the high points." 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; KM-695.4.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.