Sweden 1617 riksdaler Dav-4516

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4335
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This specimen was lot 4335 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $881. The catalog description[1] noted, "Sweden. Riksdaler, 1617. Gustaf Adolf, 1611-1632. Jehovah over crowned half figure left. Reverse: Christ standing with orb, crowned arms at left. Toned. NGC graded Extremely Fine, Details (Tooled). Ex: Purchased from Louis H. Collins by private treaty in 1983." This riksdaler was issued 1617 in several varieties. It is expensive but more available than other riksdalers of that year (Dav-4617, -4514).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 29.25 g, .875 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4516; KM-82.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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