Estonia (15)62 1/4 mark

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1064
Estonia SA30-1064r.jpg

This specimen was lot 1064 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $176.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "ESTONIA: Eric XIV, of Sweden, 1560-1568, AR ¼ mark, Reval (Tallinn), [15]62, much original mint luster, AU, R." Two ore was a quarter mark; eight marks was (roughly) a riksdaler and ten marks was (also roughly) a ducat in gold. Fiscal manipulations were frequent in Sweden during this period so equivalents are approximate. Peter the Great greatly desired possession of Estonia and occupied it in 1710; the Swedes formally ceded it to him in 1721. It remained Russian until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: SB-11.

Source:

  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.

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