Sweden 1819-LB riksdaler specie Dav-349

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25583
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25583 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carl XIV Johan Riksdaler 1819-LB, MS64 NGC, a lovely example with full mint bloom and appealing silvery gray patina. The design features are nicely struck and there are no adjustment marks or other flan flaws - an exceptional coin!" This type was struck 1818-27 and is a fairly expensive type. This is a slightly scarce 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: 14,000 (including mintmaster OL).

Specification: 29.25 g, .878 fine silver, .825 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-349, KM-593; Sieg-9; AAH-42.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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