Sweden 1796-OL riksdaler specie Dav-1738
This specimen was lot 30278 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $7,050. The catalog description noted, "A seldom-Rivalled Gem Gustaf IV Adolf Riksdaler 1796-OL, MS66 NGC. A stunningly beautiful coin with bold features and rich cabinet patina. The surfaces are virtually blemish-free and are fully brilliant. Easily the nicest we have seen of this type and perhaps the finest known. Very rare in this superb quality." In the pre-reform Swedish coinage, 8 öre = one mark and 96 öre = one riksdaler. This type was struck 1796-97 and is reasonably available in circulated condition.
Recorded mintage: 225,000.
Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 544, Dav-1738.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.