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Norway 1/2 and 1 Specie Daler  1776 to 1785
Norway 1/2 and 1 Specie Daler 1776 to 1785

These grand old Scandinavian coins from Norway come in two denominations: 1/2 Specie Daler and 1 Specie Daler. The patterns are the same, except the 1/2 Specie Daler shows a '1/2 SP' on the side with the monogram. Both of these series are valuable due to low mintages and low survival rates, but, as always, one must be careful of counterfeits. Buy only from trusted sources!

Approximate values:

1/2 SPECIE DALER (34 mm diameter)
worn: $65 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $350

1 SPECIE DALER (42 mm diameter)
worn: $90 US dollars catalog value
average circulated: $280
well preserved: $580

The coin in our picture comes from Munzen Muller in Luneburg, Germany, and CoinQuest thanks Muzen Muller for use of their coin image.

In addition to the counterfeit warning above, be advised that the values shown in the lists above are catalog values. Actual values are usually lower, as explained on our Terminology page.

Coin: 5102 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Dave, Mon, 02-Aug-2010 16:21:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 01-Sep-2013 12:15:54 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 24-Nov-2017 15:33:27 GMT
Requester description: 1777 1777 The royal monogram, crowned. D. G. Dan. Norv. Vand. Goth. Rex. Rev. Crowned shield, bearing the arms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, inclosed between branches of olive, crossed; beneath are the two crossed hammers, the date, and the initials h. J. A. B. 'gloria Ex Amore Patrie.'
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