Sweden 1790-OL riksdaler specie Dav-1736

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 30760
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30760 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Gustav III Riksdaler 1790-OL MS64 PCGS, Stockholm mint, Mint-fresh brilliance dominates the eye-appeal on both sides with a near-complete strike that leaves only faint remnants at the edges of the planchet adjustment marks that once traversed the unstruck flan. A very uncommon grade for the type. From The Law Collection." This type was struck 1779-92 and most dates, including this one, are fairly common. A 1790/88 overdate is listed for the year.

Recorded mintage: 636,000.

Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 527, Dav-1736.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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