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    1639 Christina of Sweden Riksdaler

    A Swedish Rarity

    Livonia-Latvia. Christina of Sweden Riksdaler 1639-HW, Riga mint, KM23, Ahlstrom-44b, Dav-4589, XF45 NGC. Variety with plain collar. Deeply toned with excellent design features, a rare issue for this Baltic State. The obverse features the Queen dressed in a heavy gown reaching for the scepter and crown with her right hand. The reverse displays the arms of Riga with the characteristic crossed keys above. Rare in this quality and a classic Riksdaler in the Swedish possessions series.

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