Norway 1679-PG 4 mark Dav-3662

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40704
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40704 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "NORWAY. 4 Mark (Krone), 1679-PG. NGC AU-55. Christian V (1670-99). Toned." This coin is a little small to be classed as a thaler (an honor more properly belonging to the contemporary six mark or specie daler), but it has a Davenport number so we will include it. It was struck 1669-80 and is somewhat available. Norway passed from Danish to Swedish rule in 1807.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22.27 g, .672 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3662; H-41c; ABH-73; KM 96; Sieg-37.3.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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