Copper. 557 x 300 mm. 14,436 kg. A very pleasant specimen, extremely fine. RR (6-10 specimens are in private collections).
Ex Dr. Axel Wennergren
Ex P.O. Nordin
Acquired at Ahlström's Coin Auctions in Stockholm, auction 50, 19-20 November 1994, lot 153.
Thence by descent.
Axel Wahlstedt, De stora plåtmynten. Numismatiska Meddelanden XXV, 1930.
Ahlström, Almer, Hemmingsson, Sveriges mynt 1521-1977, Stockholm 1976, SM 45.
Bertel Tingström, Plate money, The world's largest currency, Stockholm 1986.
Plate money constitutes the world's largest struck coins. The highest denomination, 10 daler SM 1644-1645, weighs 19,7 kg and only two specimen is known in private possession. In practice the 8 daler SM coin, weighs 14,5 kg and struck between 1652 and 1682 (13 different years), is the largest denomination available to a collector. In all there are ca 40 specimens known from 1659 of which 6-10 specimens are in private collections.