1 Riksdaler Sweden Silver

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1640, Sweden, Christina Alexandra. Rare Silver Riksdaler Coin

Mint Year: 1640

Denomination: Riksdaler
Reference: Davenport 4523, SM 11, KM-169 ($2900 in XF!). Very Rare!

Material: Silver (.878)

Weight: 28.42gm

Diameter: 43mm

Obverse: Standing draped figure of Queen Christina 3/4 right, with right hand on a table beneath cross-topped orb and royal crown.


Reverse: Standing togate figure of Jesus Christ as “Salvator Mundi” (Saviour of the World), holding cross-topped orb in left hand and right hand in benediction. Crowned and foliaged triple coat-of-arms in left field.


The House of Vasa (Swedish: Vasaätten, Polish: Waza, Lithuanian: Vazos) was the Royal House of Sweden 1523-1654 and of Poland and Lithuania 1587-1668. In 1611-1613 Duke Charles Philip, Prince of Sweden, was a pretender to Russian throne during Time of Troubles; so was Wladyslaw, the future King of Poland, in 1610-1613 (held a powerless title till 1634). Vasa origined from a noble family in Uppland of which several members had high offices during the 15th century. The name continues to be associated with the Swedish royalty.

Christina (Swedish: Kristina Augusta; 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1626 – 19 April 1689), later known as Christina Alexandra and sometimes Countess Dohna, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and his wife Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. As the heiress presumptive, at the age of six she succeeded her father on the throne of Sweden upon his death at the Battle of Lützen in the Thirty Years' War.

After converting to Catholicism and abdicating her throne, she spent her latter years in France and Rome, where she was buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The complex character of Christina has inspired numerous plays, books, and operatic works. August Strindberg’s 1901 play Kristina depicts her as a protean, impulsive creature. “Each one gets the Christina he deserves,” she remarks. The Finnish author Zacharias Topelius' historical allegory Stjärnornas kungabarn also portrays her, like her father, as having a mercurial temperament, quick to anger, quicker to forgive. Kaari Utrio has also portrayed her tormented passions and thirst for love.

Christina’s life was famously fictionalised in the classic feature film Queen Christina from 1933 starring Greta Garbo. This film, while entertaining, had almost nothing to do with the real Christina. Another feature film, The Abdication, starred the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, and was based on a play by Ruth Wolff.

Christina has become an icon for the lesbian and feminist communities (and inspired comedian Jade Esteban Estrada to portray her in the solo musical ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World (Vol. 2). Her cross-dressing has also made her a posthumous icon of the modern transgendered community. Finnish author Laura Ruohonen wrote a play about her called “Queen C”,  which presents a woman centuries ahead of her time who lives by her own  rules. Raised as a boy and known by the nickname “Girl King”, she vexes  her contemporaries with unconventional opinions about sexuality and  human identity, and ultimately abdicates the throne. First performed at  the Finnish National Theatre in 2002, the play has since been  translated into nine languages and staged internationally. The play has been performed at the Royal National Theatre in Sweden, as  well as in Australia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany and USA, and  as a stage reading in many other countries.

The Swedish settlement Fort Christina and the Christina River in North America (in present-day Delaware) were named in her honour.

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Posted by: anonymous  2023-10-30
Untitled Document 1640, Sweden, Christina Alexandra. Rare Silver Riksdaler Coin. NGC XF+ Mint Year: 1640 Denomination: Riksdaler Reference: Davenport 4523, SM 11, KM-169 ($2900 in XF!). Very Rare!Condition: Certified and graded by NGC as XF (Details: Reverse Cleaned!) Materia ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-03-27
Christina 1632-1654; MONETY ZAGRANICZNE - SZWECJA - Krystyna 1632-1654. talar 1640, Sztokholm, srebro 28.28 g, Dav. 4523, AAH 11, niewielka wada krawędzi krążka, ale bardzo ładnie zachowany, patyna - GRADE: II

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-04
World coins POLSKA/POLAND/POLEN Sweden. Taler (thaler) 1640 Stockholm Aw.: Półpostać królowej Krystyny z ręką opartą o stół z królewskimi insygniami. Tytulatura królewska w legendzie otokowej.Rw.: Chrystus na wprost - herb Szwecji.W otoku: SALVATOR MVNDI SALVA NOS 1640Christina (1632-1654). Rza ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-12-06
Ausländische Münzen und Medaillen Schweden Christina 1632-1654. Taler 1640, Stockholm. Hüftbild halblinks neben Tisch mit Krönungsinsignien / Stehender Christus als Salvator Mundi. S.M. 11, Davenport 4523. Schöne Patina. Sehr schön

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SWEDEN 2 Kronor 1945 - Billon 0.4 - Gustaf V. - XF - 4667 *

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SWEDEN 2 Kronor 1948 - Billon 0.4 - Gustaf V. - XF/aUNC - 4663 *

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SWEDEN 2 Kronor 1949 - Billon 0.4 - Gustaf V. - VF/XF - 4661 *
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