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18th Century Swedish 2 Daler of Frederick I

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1973N224
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1728 - 1728

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Silf Mint - View history

Notes

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the mines in Sweden produced vast amounts of copper. To maintain its price on the international market, the Swedish government used lots of the
copper at home, making it into 'coins' with high face values. The largest pieces of this plate money were valued at 10 silver dalers and weigh almost twenty kilos (forty-four pounds). This unwieldy
currency is one reason why Sweden led Europe in the use of paper money.

Purchased from B A Seaby Ltd., 1973.

Further Information

Reign:King Frederick I of Sweden
Production Period:18th century
Material(s):Copper
Denomination:2 daler
Currency:Sweden
Place of Origin:Silf, Sweden

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Dimensions

Height:160 mm
Width:170 mm
Depth:0.6 mm