Norway 1824-JMK specie daler Dav-240
This specimen was lot 745 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $6,050. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. Carl XIV. 1818-1844. AR Speciedaler. Kongsberg mint. Johan Michael Kruse, engraver. Dated 1824 JMK. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Choice uncirculated with lovely blue gray toning. Only one graded higher at MS 64. Very rare in Mint State." In 1907, Norway obtained a divorce from Sweden and became an independent kingdom under a Danish prince. Even before passing under Swedish rule in 1814, Norway had enjoyed a separate coinage from Denmark. This type, recorded for 1819-24, is now scarce. It was struck to the Danish standard (Dav-75) rather than the larger Swedish riksdaler (Dav-356).
Recorded mintage: 121,000.
Specification: 28.69 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen Ø38mm, 28.86 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 290; C 84, Davenport 240.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.