Sweden 1724 riksdaler specie Dav-1720
This specimen was lot 30270 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $11,162.50. The catalog description noted, "Old Cabinet Eye Appeal Fredrik I Riksdaler 1724, Stockholm mint, MS65 NGC. Fully struck with intricate bust details, a marvelous coin with aged cabinet patina and colorful amber and gold highlights. Very rare in this superb quality and a coin with exceptional eye appeal. Fredrik was Prince Consort during the brief reign of his wife Ulrika Eleonora (daughter of Carl XII), until she abdicated the throne in 1720 in favor of her husband." In the pre-reform Swedish coinage, 8 öre = 1 mark and 96 öre = 1 riksdaler. This type was struck in several varieties 1723-38 and is the first reasonably common Swedish thaler.
Recorded mintage: 3,000.
Catalog reference: SM-61, KM-395.1; AAH-63a, Dav-1720.
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- 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.