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Lot 30266

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30266
Date 1670
Country Sweden
Service Catalog # 104307
Denomination 8 Mark
Description Carl XI 8 Mark 1670, Stockholm mint, KM276, SM-59a (plain edge), UNC Details (Hair Tooled) NGC. Deeply struck design features with an appealing blend of luster and aged patina, very rare grade for this series. The obverse features a laureate bust of the King while the reverse displays the Three Crowns of Sweden with interlocking reversed C's for Carl. Carl XI was the only son of Carl X Gustaf and father to Carl XII. He was crowned at the age of 17 and managed to secure peace for Sweden for twenty years while reforming many aspects of the Swedish government. Realized $4,993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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