Oct 3, 2018
Oct 3, 2018

Swedish Plate Money (Half Daler)

Swedish Plate Money (Half Daler)



Overall: 9.6 x 9.9 cm (3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.763


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This plate was worth a half daler, which was the standard unit of currency in Sweden in the 18th century.


Some monetary denominations in Sweden were issued in large plates of copper and silver because the ores were plentiful. However, by the late 1770s these plates were considered too cumbersome, and consequently, Sweden began issuing some of Europe's first denominations in paper money.

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