Sweden 1758 daler

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 35366
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 35366 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWEDEN. 1 Daler Plate Money, 1758. Adolf Frederick (1751-71). Central stamp near complete, the corner stamps all complete and bold. Partly rough surfaces due to minor corrosion. Some old verdigris clings to the surface, especially on the stamps, otherwise EXTREMELY FINE. Lyman H. Low." In the pre-reform Swedish coinage, 8 öre = 1 mark and 96 öre = 1 riksdaler. This type was issued 1751-59 and is a rather scarce one daler plate. Millions were made but most were melted down to make other copper or bronze objects.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM-PM84; AAH-146.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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