Sweden (Johann III) Silver Coinage 1565 to 1573
These old coins are pretty amazing. The IR inidicated, roughly, John (Iohan) III Regent, but it could indicate James VI of Great Britian. You see the IR designation on both types.
There are several experts online whose knowledge is extremely deep on coins like this. One such expert is David Ruckser who has a tremedous web page on the subject of Swedish Coins.
Old medieval coins like this stand on their own merits. Any catalog values are wild guesses and subject strong variation. Take your coin to a knowledgeable collector or professional coin dealer for in-person examination. Very rough values are:
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $400
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Requested by: Matti, Sun, 10-Jul-2011 14:47:07 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 15:11:37 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 17-Sep-2015 14:35:49 GMT
Requester description: 1578 On one side it theres is two bigger letters in the middle saying: I R, and around the border it says:IOHAN (and something i cant read) SVECI REX. on the other side there is a shield in the middle with a crown above and around the border it says: MONETA NOVA REG SVEC(something like that)
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