Sweden 1/2 and 1 Ore  1719 to 1772
Sweden 1/2 and 1 Ore 1719 to 1772

Crossed arrows and crowns are a pretty good indication of a Swedish coin. These old copper pieces are, in general, easy to find in poor condition. If you can find one that is not worn to a frazzle, you have found a valuable item.

The inscription above the three crowns changes with individual date. VLRS points to ruler Ulrika Eleonora (1719 to 1720), FRS to Frederick I (1720 to 1751), and GRS to Gustaf III (1771 to 1792). The inscription on your coin has small effect on value; all these coins run roughly the same in catalog value. The 1/2 ore denomination says so explicitly on the side with the crossed arrows. Like the inscriptions, the 1/2 or 1 ore denomination does not change catalog value very much.

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $40
well preserved (like our picture): $120

Apply the concepts of our Important Terminology page to these inflated catalog values.

There is a special 1772 1 ore coin that is much thicker than a normal coin. These catalog for $800 in average circulated condition.

For more info on Swedish coins, go to

Coin: 12554 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Von, Mon, 24-Sep-2012 18:43:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 25-Sep-2012 12:45:09 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 11-Sep-2014 17:17:54 GMT
Requester description: 1720 Side 1-- crown on top of a box with 2 arrows pointing left ans right.The letters OR mid right side with the letters K on left side and M on right.Side 2--- Three crown's, 1720 at botton with one crown in center then 2 crown's middle left and right. V L R S around top of coin.
Tags: sweden 1 2 ore crown box square arrows arrow ans letters monogram mid three one center offcenter v crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera squarish boxed squared boxes squares arrowheads script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials ones off offset certer centre centers centered vlrs frs grs coat shield arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon


I have a Swedish 1 Ore 1772,you have noted that there is a thicker special version of this year, could you elaborate on the thickness differences of the coins. - Brian Walker
Brian Walker, there are 2 versions of the size: 24 millimeters and 34 millimeters. The thick planchet is more expensive, so, if you have one of those, you have an extremely valuable coin. - CoinQuest (Andrei)




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