Sweden 1713/2-LC mark
This specimen was lot 36730 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description noted, "Carl XII Mark 1713/2-LC MS64 NGC, A strong depiction of this important monarch. Appealing underlying luster is present. A seldom found type in mint state." This silver mark was struck in Sweden 1701-17 in the closing stages of the Great Northern War when Sweden was losing and the government bankrupt. One mark was eight öre.
Recorded mintage: 65,000.
Specification: 5.2 g, .694 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 313.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.