Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction
Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction
Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk - 1677 to 1679 - Denmark - 1/25/23 Auction

Christian V, 2 Skilling Dansk

Regular price
$39.99
Sale price
$39.99
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

  • Ships in 3 - 6 days within the US. Orders over $50 ship free!
  • Includes info card and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • You will recieve the exact item shown.

This listing is for the EXACT COIN shown in the photos!

Coin info:

  • Ruler: Christian V, Denmark
  • Year: 1677 to 1679
  • Size (diameter): 19mm
  • Denomination: 2 skilling dansk
  • Material: Billon (silver mixed with copper or other base metals)
  • Design: Crowned arms of Denmark on obverse, "II SKILL DANS" on reverse

Christian V was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670 until his death in 1699. He was well-regarded by the common people, and was the first king anointed as an absolute monarch at Frederiksborg Castle chapel. He fortified the absolutist system against the aristocracy by allowing both Holstein nobles and Danish and Norwegian commoners into state service. He wanted to show his power as an absolute monarch through architecture, and dreamed of a Danish Versailles. He initiated the Scanian War (1675-1679) against Sweden in an attempt to reconquer Scania which Denmark had lost under the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658 but the war efforts proved politically and financially unremunerative for Denmark-Norway. Christian V introduced the Danish Code in 1683, the first law code for all of Denmark, and also introduced the similar Norske Lov of 1687 to replace Christian IVs Norwegian Code.

Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity and glass top display box as shown in the listing photos.