Norway 1696-HCM 4 mark Dav-3666

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Jean Elsen sale 125, lot 1939
This specimen was lot 1939 in Jean Elsen sale 125 (Brussels, June 2015), where it sold for €700 (about US$931 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"NORVEGE, Christian V (1670-1699), AR krone (4 mark), 1696, Kongsberg. D/ Monogramme couronné. R/ Lion de Norvège à g. sous une couronne. Défauts de flan sur la tranche Très Beau. (Norway, Christian V (1670-99), silver krone (4 mark) of 1696, Kongsberg mint. Obverse: crowned monogram; reverse: lion of Norway to left, under a crown. Edge defects, very fine.)"
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 1688-99 and is somewhat available. Norway passed from Danish to Swedish rule in 1807.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22.27 g, .672 fine silver, this specimen 22,20 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3666; Hede 73; KM-183.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 125: Collections Dr. Jacques Marneffe, Jean-Marie Chouters et Henri Pottier, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.

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