Sweden 1824 1/2 skilling

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31803
Sweden 1824 half skilling rev H3029-31803.jpg

This specimen was lot 31803 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $364.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carl XIV Johan 1/2 Skilling 1824, MS62 Brown NGC. A warm, chocolate brown with hints of mint red clinging to the devices." Prior to the reform of 1830, 48 skilling = one riksdaler. This is a slightly scarce date of a type struck 1819-30. The denomination was terminated in 1833.

Recorded mintage: 640,000.

Specification: 8.5 g, copper, 29.5-30.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 596, Ahlstrom-112a.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]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.

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