Sweden 1639 riksdaler Dav-4523

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 25165
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25165 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $8,625. The catalog description[1] noted, "Queen Christina Riksdaler 1639, MS63 NGC, a most pleasing example of this rare type featuring a standing portrait of Christina, obverse variety with incomplete pearl ring. The strike is particularly sharp on the royal portrait and the surfaces display a lovely silvery gray sheen. Very rare type in this superior quality."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.77 g, .878 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 168, Dav-4523, SM-10c.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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