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Sweden: 5 öre 1857, km690, which variety?
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:30:21 PM »
Hi,

according to the scwc this coin has 3 varieties!

1. Curved "5"
2. Large "L.A"
3. Small "L.A"

The 1. has no "L.A"s, neither small nor large??????
I would like to know what "large" and "small" means in this context, images would be nice to have!

Attached the KM definitions, my coin with macro images of the date and the L.A.  I think mine is a curved "5", but it also has L.A.?

I've just added the macro images of my 1858 5 öre as well. The "5" and the "L.A." look the same?

Thanks for your help

Ole
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 02:00:49 PM by Globetrotter »
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Sweden: 5 öre 1857, km690, which variety?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 02:56:43 PM »
The "curved 5" variant refers to the 5 in the denomination, not the date. On this variant the top bar of the 5 is equal in thickness along its whole length, and the whole bar is curved downwards in the middle. None of the coins illustrated in your post above have this 5. This variant is notably scarcer than the normal (1550 kr in EF compared to 425 kr - 2011 prices).

I'm not sure about the LA variants. I have come to the conclusion that in all of these series (Oscar I, Carl XV, Oscar II) most of the supposed "variants" are just due to small die flaws, especially where the presence/absence of dots is concerned, and in cases where the LA is missing altogether. I'm not familiar with variants based on LAs of different sizes. None of these are taken up by Myntboken.

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Re: Sweden: 5 öre 1857, km690, which variety?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 07:19:49 PM »
Hej,

thank you so much.

Ole
Ole

If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/