Sweden 1665-IK 2 ore
This specimen was lot 31762 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $89. The catalog description noted, "Carl XI 2 Ore 1665/4-IK, VF30 NGC." In the late seventeenth century, the Swedish mints oscillated between striking this denomination in billon (shown here) and copper (KM 234). This type of 1664-69 is common in circulated condition. Eight öre made a mark.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.75 g, .444 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 241.1, Ahlstrom-209a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.