Sweden 1877-EB 25 ore

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Heritage sale 3029, part of lot 31018
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31018 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Oscar II 25 Ore 1877-EB, MS66 NGC. A superb coin with reflective surfaces and aged gray patina, highly appealing. A scarce date and very possibly the finest example extant. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson." This type was minted 1874-78. This date is fairly common in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 894,000.

Specification: 2.42 g, .600 fine silver, 17 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 738.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [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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