Denmark 1855-FK VS 2 rigsdaler Dav-77

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Goldberg sale 59, lot 3722
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 3722 in Goldberg sale 59 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Denmark. 2 Rigisdaler, 1855-VS. Frederick VII, 1848-1863. Bust right. Reverse: Value within wreath. Lightly toned. NGC graded MS-62." Double rigsdalers are recorded from the Copenhagen mint (shown here) and the Altona mint for 1854-72 as part of the coinage reform of 1854. The coinage was reformed again in 1874 to a fully decimal system and this denomination was dropped. Denmark has not struck crown-sized silver coins for circulation since the reform.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not especially rare.

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

Catalog reference: Davenport 77; KM 761.2.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 59: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2010.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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