Sweden 1 Riksdaler and 1/6 Riksdaler  1792 to 1809
Sweden 1 Riksdaler and 1/6 Riksdaler 1792 to 1809

Gustav IV Adolf was a king of Sweden who reigned from 1778 until 1809, when he voluntarily abdicated following a coup d'etat staged by the commander of his western army. The king died in 1839, in exile at a hotel in Switzerland under the fake name of Colonel Gustafsson, in great loneliness and desperation.

These coins are denominated as one riksdaler and one-sixth of a riksdaler, and their values are pretty high when it comes to coins which have not suffered too much wear and tear over the years.

Approximate catalog values are outlined below:

1/6 RIKSDALER (23 mm diameter)
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $90
fully uncirculated: $800
1/6 riksdalers dated 1805 and 1806 catalog at $60 in average circulated condition
1/6 riksdalers dated 1800 are scarce and catalog at $100 in average circulated and $160 in well preserved condition

1 RIKSDALER (42 mm diameter)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $400
fully uncirculated: $1200
1 riksdalers dated before 1800 are somewhat more valuable, cataloging around $350 in average circulated condition

The coin in our picture with pleasing rose-flame toning comes from Heritage Auctions were it sold for $600 US dollars in 2009. As always, CoinQuest thanks Heritage for use of their coin photo. It is a beautiful specimen.

Coins that are damaged, such as coins with a gouge, bent coins, or poorly cleaned coins will be worth much less than the values above, which are catalog values - refer to our 'Important Terminology' page on the top left in order to properly interpret these values.

Coin: 15207 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Phil, Thu, 15-Aug-2013 14:11:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 16-Aug-2013 19:38:04 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 01-Aug-2015 16:12:17 GMT
Requester description: 1808 Obverse- Gustaf IV Adolph sv..g och v.konung. Bust facing right of young man in uniform with long hair. Reverse- GUD OCH FOLKET./6 Rd. 1808 o.l.3 crowns in centre surrounded by chain link garland with large crown at top. Reverse design is fractionally off centre.
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