Sweden 1794-OL riksdaler specie Dav-1737

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1430
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This specimen was lot 1430 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWEDEN: Gustav IV Adolf, 1792-1809, AR riksdaler, 1794, initials OL, light adjustment marks, attractive light tone, one-year subtype, EF, Ex Dr. John Lund Collection." This type was struck with variations 1792-95 and is reasonably available in circulated condition, tho it is scarcer than the riksdaler specie of Gustaf III (Dav-1736).

Recorded mintage: 278,000.

Specification: 29.36 g, .878 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-540.3, SM23, Dav-1737.

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]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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