Denmark 1842-FF 3 rigsbankskilling

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 174

This specimen was lot 174 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $193.60. The catalog description[1] noted, "DENMARK. Christian VIII. 1839-1848. AR 3 Rigsbankskilling. Altona mint. Iohann Friederich Freund, mintmaster. Frederik Christopher Krohn, engraver. Dated 1842 K FF. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Toned choice uncirculated. A one year type and only two graded higher." 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 øre, which system is still in use, tho the krone is no longer silver. The three rigsbankskilling was struck twice, 1836 and 1842, each time with a different design.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.51 g, .229 fine silver, this specimen 14 mm diameter, 1.57 g, 12h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 729; C 122.


  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.

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