Norway 1642 specie daler Dav-3534
This specimen was lot 21277 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $5,040. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. Speciedaler, 1642. Christian IV (1588-1648). NGC AU-55. VERY RARE in this state of preservation. A beautiful specimen displaying deep attractive old cabinet tone with underlying luster and great eye appeal. The slate grey tone throughout serves as a base with a multitude of colors amongst the devices and the peripheries such as cobalt and violet on the obverse while the reverse displays hues of cobalt, champagne and rose. A type which turns up in Europe occasionally but is seldom seen here. A magnificent example sure to see enthusiastic bidding from advanced collectors." This daler was struck for Norway by Christian IV, king of Denmark 1588-1648. Despite a steady issue for 1629-48, this type is rare.
Recorded mintage: 38,000.
Specification: 29.23 g, .882 fine silver, .828 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-12; Sieg-16.1; Ahl-37, Dav-3534.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.