Sweden 1743 1/2 daler

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 5433

This specimen was lot 5433 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $368. The catalog description [2] noted, "Sweden. ½ Daler Plate Money, 1743. Frederik I, 1720-1751. Uniface. 107 x 87 mm. Sea salvaged. Fine to Very Fine." The famous Swedish plate money was issued from 1644 to 1776 in denominations from half a daler to four dalers. This half daler plate, struck 1720-50, is probably the most common. Large numbers have been recovered from wrecks.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Hobson-267, KM PM65.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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