Norway 1855 specie daler Dav-243

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25524
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25524 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,671.88. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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