Sweden 1716-LC mark
This specimen was lot 30981 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "Carl XII Mark 1716-LC, MS64 NGC. Very attractive with a perfect blend of aged patina and underlying luster. The details are sharply struck on both sides. Very rare 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: 29,000.
Catalog reference: KM 313.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.