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Lot 30896

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30896
Date -1685
Country Denmark
Service Catalog # 661000
Denomination 2D
Description Christiania. Christian V of Denmark Guldmont in silver ND (1670-99), KM-Unlisted, Sieg-Unlisted, Hede-20B for type, MS61 NGC. A truly unusual issue and very rare, this undated, non-denominational coin without legends or titles is extremely difficult to classify. It is unclear whether it is a pattern, a medallic issue, or some type of largesse coinage. There are three varieties of the gold type after which this example is struck, two of which are reported as unique. A few examples of this type have been presented by Baldwin's since 2005 as possible pattern 2 Marks while another was presented by Bruun Rasmussen in 2007 simply as a provemont. In any case, this specimen is visually quite appealing for the type and stands on its own as one of the more unusual and rarely seen silver issues of Christian V of Denmark. Realized $1,762.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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