Denmark 1868-RH 2 rigsdaler Dav-79

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3126
This specimen was lot 3126 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,448 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Christian IX. 1863-1906. 2 Rigsdaler 1868, Kopenhagen. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. PCGS PR61. Feine Patina. (kingdom of Denmark, Christian IX, 1863-1906, double rigsdaler of 1868, Cogenhagen mint. Rare in this condition, Nice toning.)"
Danish currency endured several "reforms" in the nineteenth century. After the reform of 1854, the monetary system was 96 skillings = 1 rigsdaler, 2 rigsdaler = 1 (old) speciedaler. This type is listed for 1864, 1868 and 1871-72. In 1874, the coinage was reformed again to the current system of 100 øre = one krone.

Recorded mintage: 261,000.

Specification: 28.89 g, .875 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Hede 4 A, KM 772.1; Dav-79.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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