Norway 1844 specie daler Dav-242
This specimen was lot 30898 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "Carl XIV Johan of Sweden Speciedaler 1844, XF40 NGC. Nice details, with attractive blue and steel-gray toning. One notable scratch appears on the obverse below the bust." This type, recorded for 1844 only, is now scarce. It was struck to the Danish standard (Dav-75) rather than the larger Swedish riksdaler (Dav-356).
Recorded mintage: 302,000.
Specification: 28.89 g, .875 fine silver, .812 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 313, ABH-15, Dav-242.
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- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.