Sweden 1818-OL riksdaler specie Dav-349
This specimen was lot 25627 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Carl XIV Johan Riksdaler 1818-OL, PCGS Genuine, AU Details (cleaning), a very nice coin with abundant original mint luster and bold details, very lightly wiped at one time, never harshly cleaned." This type was struck 1818-27 and is a fairly expensive type. This is a slightly better date for the type. Carl XIV Johan was originally Charles Bernadotte, one of Napoleon's generals. He married into the Swedish royal family and became king himself in 1818. The present dynasty is descended from him.
Recorded mintage: 15,000 (including Dav-348).
Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver, .825 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 593, Dav-349.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.