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1797 - 1808

1797, Denmark, Christian VII. Large Silver Specie Daler (60 Schilling) Coin.

Mint year: 1797
Mint Place: Altona
Mint Master: Michael Flor (MF)
References: Davenport 1313, H-39A, KM-651.1.
Denomination: Speciedaler of 60 Schilling (Daler Specie)
Material: Silver (.875)
Weight: 28.71gm
Diameter: 40mm

Obverse: Head of Christian VII right. Engraver´s initial (B.) below bust´s truncation.
Legend: CHRISTIANUS . VII . D . G . DAN . NORV . V . G . REX .

Reverse: Crowned oval shield with royal arms of Denmark, Norway & Sweden.
Legend: 1 . RIGSDALER . SPECIES . 17 (M.F.) 97 .

Christian VII (Copenhagen, 29 January 1749 – Rendsborg, 12 March/13 March 1808) was King of Denmark and Norway, and Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1766 until his death. He was the son of Frederick V, King of Denmark, and his first consort Louisa, daughter of George II of Great Britain.

He became king on his father’s death on 14 January 1766. All the earlier accounts agree that he had a winning personality and considerable talent, but he was badly educated, systematically terrorized by a brutal governor, Detlev Greve zu Reventlow, and hopelessly debauched by corrupt pages, and while he seems to have been intelligent and certainly had periods of clarity, Christian suffered from severe mental problems, possibly schizophrenia.

After his marriage at Christiansborg on 8 November 1766 to his cousin Princess Caroline Matilda (known in Denmark as Queen Caroline Mathilde), a sister of King George III of Great Britain, he abandoned himself to the worst excesses, especially debauchery. In 1767, he entered in to a relationship with the courtisan Støvlet-Cathrine?. He publicly declared that he could not love Caroline Mathilde, because it was “unfashionable to love one's wife”. He ultimately sank into a condition of mental stupor. Symptoms during this time included paranoia, self-mutilation and hallucinations. He became submissive to upstart Johann Friedrich Struensee, who rose steadily in power in the late 1760s. The neglected and lonely Caroline Mathilde drifted into an affair with Struensee.

In 1772, the king’s marriage with Caroline Mathilde was dissolved by divorce. Struensee was arrested and executed in that same year. Christian signed Struensee’s arrest warrant with indifference, and under pressure from his stepmother, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, who had led the movement to have the marriage dissolved. Caroline Mathilde, retaining her title but not her children, eventually left Denmark in exile and passed her remaining days in neighbouring Celle. She died of scarlet fever there on May 11, 1775.

The marriage had produced two children, the future Frederick VI and Princess Louise Auguste. However, it is widely believed that Louise was the daughter of Struensee – portrait comparisons have supported this.

Christian was only nominally king from 1772 onwards. From 1772 to 1784, Denmark was ruled by Christian’s stepmother Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, his physically disabled half-brother Frederick and the Danish politician Ove Høegh-Guldberg. From 1784 onwards, his son Frederick VI ruled permanently as a prince regent. This regency was marked by liberal and agricultural reforms but also by the beginning disasters of the Napoleonic Wars.

Christian died in 1808 at Rendsburg, Schleswig, not of fright as some have suggested, but from a brain aneurysm. He was 59.

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-11-09
CoinWorldTV 1795, Schleswig-Holstein, Christian VII of Denmark. Silver Specie Daler Coin. VF- Mint year: 1795 Mint Place: Altona Condition: A well worn VF- Mint Master: Michael Flor (MF) Denomination: Speciedaler of 60 Schilling (Daler Specie) References: Davenport 1311 (listed und ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-07-22
CoinWorldTV 1795, Schleswig-Holstein, Christian VII of Denmark. Silver Specie Daler Coin. Mint year: 1795 Mint Place: Altona Condition: A nicely toned XF! Mint Master: Michael Flor (MF) Denomination: Speciedaler of 60 Schilling (Daler Specie) References: Davenport 1311 (listed und ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-05-01
1797,DENMARK. Speciedaler, 1797. Christian VII (1766-1808). PCI EF-40.Dav-1313; KM-651.1; Sieg-25.1. Some dull gray toning with some wear on the features, but an overall wholesome piece. PCI graded EF-40.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-02-12
CoinWorldTV 1797, Denmark, Christian VII. Large Silver Specie Daler (60 Schilling) Coin. R! Mint year: 1797 Mint Place: Altona Mint Master: Michael Flor (MF) References: Davenport 1313, H-39A, KM-651.1. R! Denomination: Speciedaler of 60 Schilling (Daler Specie) Condition: Numer ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-09-23
CoinWorldTV 1804, Schleswig-Holstein, Christian VII. Silver Daler Specie (60 Schilling) Coin. R! Mint year: 1804 Mint Place: Altona Mintage: 106,000 pcs. Mint Master: Michael Flor (MF) Denomination: Speciedaler of 60 Schilling (Daler Specie) Condition: Welding scar in reverse, l ...

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Posted by: Helen  2011-01-28
Silver Denmark. 1 Species Daler or 60 Schilling, 1808-MF. Dav-70; Cr-9. Altona mint. Christian VII. NGC graded AU-58.

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DENMARK 1834 IC/FF 1 Speciedaler Silver Crown F-VF

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DENMARK 1853 FKVS 1 Speciedaler Silver Crown

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DENMARK 1853VS 1 Speciedaler Silver Crown F-VF
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