World Coins (1 October 2012)
Date of Auction: 1st October 2012
Sold for £34,000
Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000
FootnoteSlabbed in NGC holder, graded MS 63.
The original striking in 1771 shows a large crown on the reverse. From an issue of 543 pieces struck at Copenhagen, it was estimated by Salvesen (1987) that only five coins survive. The 1774 issue, with a smaller crown, had a mintage of 44,900 pieces, of which 20 were known to Salvesen, 10 being in museums