Sweden 1670 2 mark
This specimen was lot 3170 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Sweden. 2 Mark, 1670. Carl XI. Laureate head left. Reverse: Three crowns, value and date. PCGS graded Genuine, Very Fine, Details (Smoothed)." Early two mark (KM 23) were 9.87 g, .821 fine; later types of 1638-48 were heavier but lower in fineness, containing about the same amount of silver. The subsequent issues of the 1660's were 10.40 g, .694 fine silver. This type of 1664-77 is fairly reasonable in circulated condition.
Recorded mintage: 802,000.
Specification: 10.40 g, .694 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-242.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.