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    1606 Carl IX 20 Mark

    Among the Finest of a Rare Type

    Carl IX as King 20 Mark 1606, Stockholm mint, KM-A19, Dav-LS573, SM-27, AU Details (Graffiti) NGC jumbo holder. A superb example of this very rare type featuring the standing King without crown. The surfaces are most appealing with a blend of silvery-gray patina and original mint luster. Carl became in 1604 while his brother, Sigismund III, remained King in Poland. Very few of this type have survived, and this piece is certainly among the finest known. The graffiti mentioned by NGC refers to some old scratches just above the King's left shoulder.

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    January, 2014
    14th-16th Tuesday-Thursday
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