Norway 1785-HIAB 2 skilling
This specimen was lot 1535 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY: Christian VII, 1766-1808, BI 2 skilling, 1785. Initials HIAB, EF." Altho the Danish monarchy minted this denomination for Norway throughout the eighteenth century, this type of 1778-88 is by far the most common. It was accompanied by billon one skilling (KM 258), four skilling (KM 256) and eight skilling (KM 257).
Recorded mintage: 3,531,000.
Specification: 1.18 g, .344 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-255.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.