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Lot 30043

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30043
Date 1677-78
Country Denmark
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 4S
Description Christian V lead Siege Klippe 4 Skilling ND (1677-78), KM7var. (Sweden), H-134, MS63 NGC. Struck out of necessity during the Siege of Kristianstad and after the battle, typically redeemed for specie of a more intrinsic and permanent nature. Given the intended short-term usage for the type and the soft composition of the metal, examples are rarely seen, with survivors often having severely mutilated or oxidized surfaces. The present coin however is a true anomaly, and must be finest extant, with dove-gray surfaces that still retain original luster within the protected areas. Amazingly, the uniface strike is also essentially full imparted despite what must have been hurried and less than optimal striking circumstances. For the collector of necessity or siege types, an extremely rare and captivating treasure that can not be overlooked. Accompanied by an ancient ticket that identifies this example as from the Dr. Hagerman sale. Realized $3,525.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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