Sweden 1615-HAE riksdaler Dav-4515

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Kunker sale 263, lot 2023
This specimen was lot 2023 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €2,200 (about US$2,842 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KÖNIGREICH Gustav II. Adolf, 1611-1632. Riksdaler 1615, Stockholm. Variante mit großen Wappenschilden auf der Rückseite. R Min. Glättungsspuren, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön. (kingdom of Sweden, Gustavus II Adolphus, 1611-32, riksdaler of 1615. Stockholm mint, variety with the large shield on the obverse. Scarce, mount mark, small planchet flaws, very fine.)"
This type is noted for 1615-16 in several varieties, all scarce. It was issued prior to Sweden's entry into the Thirty Years War which would claim the king's life.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.

Specification: 29.25 g, .875 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4515; Ahlström 23 b, KM 69.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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