Sweden 1727 riksdaler specie Dav-1722

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 25167
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25167 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $3,450. The catalog description[1] noted, "Frederick I Riksdaler 1727, AU58 NGC, a splendid example with aged patina and full mint bloom. The obverse features the conjoined busts of the royal pair while the reverse depicts the crowned arms of Sweden supported by two lions. A most attractive coin and a classic 18th century crown." The mintage for this one year type is included with the regular issue (Dav-1720) of 1723-28. It is scarce.

Recorded mintage: 10,000 for Dav-1720 and Dav-1722.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 402, Dav-1722.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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