Sweden 1758 ore
This specimen was lot 31784 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $499.38. The catalog description noted, "Adolf Frederick copper Ore 1758, MS63 Brown NGC. Well-struck details with mint red on both sides. Very scarce in this quality." These copper one öre pieces were struck in Sweden until 1778 along with billon one öre coins which were produced until 1761. This type is noted for 1751-69 and is common up thru very fine.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Specification: 14.2 g, copper.
Catalog reference: KM 460.
- 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.