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Denmark Accession Speciedaler and 2 Rigsdaler  1848 to 1863
Denmark Accession Speciedaler and 2 Rigsdaler 1848 to 1863

These silver coins from Denmark commemorate the accession of kings upon the deaths of their predecessors:

1 SPECIEDALER 1848: accession of Frederik VII upon the death of Christian VIII
2 RIGSDALER 1863: accession of Christian IX upon the death of Frederik VII.

Both coins share the unusual property of having two kings on one coin, one king on each side. The 2 rigsdaler is shown in our picture. The 1 speciedaler looks similar, but with different inscriptions.

The coin in our picture comes from Stack's Bowers where it sold for $200 US dollars during a 2010 auction. The Stack's coin has a light cleaning, undetectable in the image, but easily detected by an expert in person. The faint cleaning lowers the overall value. Had it been uncleaned, the retail value would probably push $500 or more.

Here are some approximate catalog values for these coins.

1 SPECIEDALER DATED 1848
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $350
well preserved: $650
fully uncirculated: $1500

2 RIGSDALER DATED 1863
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $400
well preserved: $750
fully uncirculated: $1800

Use the information on our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

Coin: 20384 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: ron b, Fri, 11-Dec-2015 16:37:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 12-Dec-2015 01:54:17 GMT
Requester description: 1863 MENS HEAD ON BOTH SIDES
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