Sweden 1780-OL riksdaler specie Dav-1736

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1026

This specimen was lot 1026 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $786.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWEDEN. Gustav III. 1771–1792. AR Riksdaler. Stockholm mint. Olaf Lidijn, engraver. Dated 1780 OL. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Lovely uncirculated specimen with moderate toning. Purchased from Ponterio & Associates, March 1991." This type was struck 1779-92 and most dates, including this one, are fairly common. The type is quite a bit more common than later types of Karl XIII and Karl XIV Johan.

Recorded mintage: 1,713,000.

Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver, this specimen Ø41 mm, 29.22 g, 12h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 527; Davenport 1736; Tingström 5.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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