Sweden 1861-ST ducat Fr-91
This specimen was lot 3967 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,524. The catalog description noted, "Sweden. Ducat, 1861/0 ST. Carl XV Adolf. Head right. Reverse: Crowned mantled arms. Very choice original example. NGC graded MS-65." Ducats of various types were issued in Sweden throughout the nineteenth century until 1868. Collecting Swedish coins is complicated by the multiple currency reforms the country underwent during the period. This type is listed for 1860-68 and is somewhat scarce. The overdate shown here obtains a slight premium over the regular date.
Recorded mintage: 38,000.
Specification: 3.49 g, .976 fine gold, .109 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-91; KM 709.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.