A new book on the gold coins of Sweden has been published. Here's the press release from the Coin & Currency Institute. -Editor
New Book on the Gold Coins of Sweden is First Work on the Subject in Nearly 40 Years
Not since the publication of The Coinage of Sweden, in 1977, and Coins of the Swedish Possessions in 1980, has there been any concerted effort to update
the extensive and diverse gold coin issues of this widely collected area of numismatics.
With the Fall 2019 publication of Sveriges Guldmynt, 1512-2020 - Värderingskatalog med inventering och statistik (Gold Coins From Sweden,1512-2020 - Catalog with valuations,
statistics, and auction sales) by Roberto Delzanno, a Swedish professional numsmatist since the 1980's, that has all changed.
The just-published, 450 page, large format (A4), hard-bound, full-color volume expands mightily on its predecessors. It is in three languages – Swedish, with German and English
translations where approporiate and includes: All the gold coins of Sweden from 1512 to 2019 listed by date; the gold coins of the Swedish possessions from 1561 to 1878; the
coinage struck by Fredrick I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel as King of Sweden, 1730-1751; and selections of royal medals and personal medals from 1512 to date.
Prices in Swedish kroner (1 kroner = U.S. 10 cents) are given for most coins in three conditions, usually very fine, extremely fine, and extremely fine/uncirculated (Swedish
grades 1+, 01, and 01/0). In addition to a price, each coin is given a rating on a rarity scale and is cross-referenced to catalog numbers from Friedberg, Gold Coin of the
World, and Svenska Mynt. Results from auction sales are included for nearly every coin for which there are records.
Other features include in-depth articles on selected coins and medals, a presentation of a selection of medal engravers, and detailed enlargements of many coins with
explanatory text. There is also coverage of mint masters, coin engravers, mint locations, and short, often entertaining histories.
Gold Coins From Sweden,1512-2020 (ISBN: 978-91-639-9466-1) will be available in late October. In North America, order from Coin & Currency Institute, P.O. Box 399,
Williston, VT 05495 for $54.95 plus $5.75 for postage and handling or on www.coin-currency.com by clicking on the image of the
book's cover. Major credit cards are accepted. Call toll-free 1-800-421-1866, fax (802) 536-4787 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sample pages from it and more information may be found at www.coin-currency.com or https://delzanno.se/. The book is also widely available from coin and numismatic book dealers in Europe.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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