Roma Numismatics Ltd. > Auction XXVIIAuction date: 22 March 2023
Lot number: 950

Price realized: 9,000 GBP   (Approx. 11,009 USD / 10,200 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Denmark, Kingdom. Frederik III AR 1 Speciedaler. Copenhagen (Den Kongelige Mønt) mint, 1668. FRIDER • III • D • G • DAN • NOR • VAN • GOT • REX •, laureate and armoured bust to right, wearing chain with Order of the Elephant / DVX • SLES • HOL • STOR DITM • COM OLD & DELM, crown of Denmark above arms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway within chain of the Order of the Elephant; 15 shields of the provinces of the Kingdom of Denmark around; all superimposed on cross with long arms. KM 301; Davenport 3560.

NGC graded MS 64 (#2117149-005). The only (and therefore top) example graded by NGC, but in any case superior to all others present on CoinArchives. Wonderful old cabinet tone with iridescent highlights.

Acquired from Heritage World Coin Auctions.

Frederick III succeeded in converting Denmark from an elective monarchy into an absolute hereditary monarchy in 1660 following his defence of the city of Copenhagen against the invasion of Charles X of Sweden in 1658.

Estimate: 12000 GBP