Sweden 1812-OL riksdaler specie Dav-347

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 41394
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This specimen was lot 41394 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWEDEN. Riksdaler, 1812-OL. Karl XIII (1809-18). NGC MS-62. Type I obverse. SCARCE two year issue (the other date being 1814), with a mintage of 43,000 pieces. Lightly toned with numerous die polish lines running vertically in the fields that produce flashy luster on both sides. While common for the issue, numerous planchet adjustments appear through Karl's bust, and likely prevented a higher numeric grade. Despite this as made imperfection, still among the finest we've seen offered in many years, and to date, the single finest example of the type certified by either NGC or PCGS. From the Collection of Dr. James Eustace Bizzell, II. Ex: Grundy Collection; Ran Zander Collection." This scarce type was struck 1812 and 1814.

Recorded mintage: 43,000.

Specification: 29.36 g, .878 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-586; AAH-10; Dav-347.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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