Sweden 1857-ST 50 ore
This specimen was lot 4414 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $141. The catalog description noted, "SWEDEN. 50 Ore, 1857-ST. PCGS MS-62 Secure Holder. Nice strike. Mottled toning." 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 = one riksdaler species (the riksdaler species remained unchanged). In 1873, the riksdaler species was dropped and 100 öre = one krona (the krona, at 7.5 g, .800 fine silver, was slightly smaller than the old riksdaler riksmynt). This type is listed for 1857 only and is scarce.
Recorded mintage: 492,000.
Specification: 4.25 g, .750 fine silver, .102 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-691.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.