Sweden 1872 2 ore
This specimen was lot 31824 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $282. The catalog description noted, "Carl XV 2 Ore 1872, MS64 Red Brown NGC. A choice example with nearly full mint brilliance, highly elusive with so much mint red. 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). This type is listed for 1860-72 and this is the commonest date. An 1872/1 overdate is noted.
Recorded mintage: 1,646,000.
Specification: 5.5 g, bronze, 24.4 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 706.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.