Sweden 1821-LB riksdaler specie Dav-349

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40791
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40791 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWEDEN. Riksdaler, 1821-LB. PCGS EF-45 Secure Holder. Light adjustment marks. Toned." This type was struck 1818-27 and is a fairly expensive type. This is a common 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: 29,000.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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