Sweden 1832 skilling
This specimen was lot 10737 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $258. The catalog description noted, "SWEDEN. Skilling, 1832. Attractive Chocolate toning. EXTREMELY FINE." By the reform of 1830, 32 skilling banco = one riksdaler. This one-year type is scarce. The type of 1835-43 with a modified reverse is much more available. The denomination was terminated in 1855. Carl was originally a general in Napoleon's army who accepted the Swedish king's invitation to marry the king's daughter and become his heir. He ruled 1818-44 and his descendants reign over Sweden today.
Recorded mintage: 8,000.
Specification: 17 g, copper, 30 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-638; Sieg-16.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.