Norway 1855 specie daler Dav-243
This specimen was lot 25524 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,671.88. The catalog description noted, "Oscar I Speciedaler 1855, MS61 NGC. Lightly toned with no marks of individual distinction atop the surfaces. Very scarce at the Mint State tier." This type, recorded for 1846-57, is now scarce. It was struck to the Danish standard (Dav-75) rather than the larger Swedish riksdaler (Dav-356).
Recorded mintage: 148,000.
Specification: 28.89 g, .875 fine silver, .812 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 317, Ahlstrom-6, Dav-243.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.