Denmark 1848-VS speciedaler Dav-75

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20496
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20496 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Frederick VII Species Daler 1848 FK-VS, MS63 NGC, fully lustrous with a hint of patina in the legends. Very scarce commemorative type in mint state marking the death of Christian VIII and accession of Frederick VII." In 1874, Danish coinage underwent a decimal reform and Denmark joined the Scandinavian Monetary Union. The christians d'or was superseded by the 20 kroner.

Recorded mintage: 47,000.

Specification: 28.89 g, .875 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 742, Dav-75.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [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.

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