Sweden 1776-OL riksdaler Dav-1735

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4890
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles
Steve Album sale 30, lot 1419
Sweden SA30-1419r.jpg

The first specimen was lot 4890 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $356.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Sweden. Riksdaler, 1776-OL. Gustavus III. Small cross. A few tiny edge nicks. Toned. NGC graded AU-50." The second specimen was lot 1419 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $164.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "SWEDEN: Gustav III, 1771-1792, AR riksdaler, 1784 (sic), initials OL, small cross, small flan flaws, lightly toned, Choice EF, Ex Dr. John Lund Collection." This type was issued 1775-77. Several varieties are noted for the year, varying in the style of cross above the crown on the reverse. The date is common.

Recorded mintage: 1,461,000 (all varieties).

Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver, .825 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-514; SM-43; Davenport 1735.

Source:

  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
  • [2]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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