Sweden 1855-G 10 ore

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31820
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31820 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Oscar I 10 Ore 1855-G, MS65 NGC. Short Beard type. Deeply struck with high rims and razor sharp details, a choice example with aged cabinet patina. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." In the reform of 1830, the sixth and third riksdalers were dropped for eighth, quarter and half riksdalers. The skilling, formerly 1/48 riksdaler, became 1/128 riksdaler and new one-sixth, one-third, half, two-thirds, one, two and four skilling issued in copper. The smallest silver denomination, the 1/32 riksdaler, was four skilling. In 1855, the skilling was dropped and 400 öre = 4 riksdaler riksmynt = 1 riksdaler species (the riksdaler species remained unchanged). In 1873, the riksdaler species was dropped and 100 öre = 1 krona (the krona, at 7.5 g, .800 fine silver, was slightly smaller than the old riksdaler riksmynt).

Recorded mintage: 1,359,000 (including assayer AG).

Specification: 0.85 g, .750 fine silver, 12.7 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 683.


  • 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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