Sweden 1853 skilling
This specimen was lot 31813 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "Oscar I Skilling 1853, AU58 Brown NGC. A well-struck piece with rich chocolate brown surfaces and just a hint of luster in the recessed areas of the reverse. One of the more elusive dates of the type with a mintage of 23,000Prior to the reform of 1830, 48 skilling = one riksdaler; after 1830, 128 skilling = one riksdaler specie. As a result the skilling was reduced from 28.3 g to 11.3 g. This is a better date of a type struck 1847-55. The denomination was terminated in 1855.
Recorded mintage: 31,000 (lowest mintage date).
Specification: 11.3 g, copper, 27.8 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 664.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.