Sweden 1779-OL 2/3 riksdaler
This specimen was lot 1425 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description noted, "SWEDEN: Gustav III, 1771-1792, AR 2/3 riksdaler, 1779, initials OL, lightly polished, Choice EF, Ex Dr. John Lund Collection." This denomination was introduced in 1776 to replace the four mark last minted in 1754. It must not have been a success, as this type was struck 1778-80 and then no more. The one-third riksdaler (KM 525) is much more common.
Recorded mintage: 152,000.
Specification: 19.50 g, .878 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-526, SM58.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.