Denmark 1868-RH 2 rigsdaler Dav-79
"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.
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