||Johan III Daler 1575, Stockholm mint, SM-25, Dav-8705, XF45 NGC. A splendid example of this early Daler with exceptionally sharp design features and rich cabinet patina. The surfaces display a reflective sheen which only increases the extraordinary eye appeal. A classic 16th century crown. Johan III was the second son of Gustaf Vasa and was Duke of Finland from 1556-1563 when he was imprisoned for opposing his brother, Eric XIV. After the demise of Erik, Johan III became King in 1568 and ruled until his death in 1592.
Realized $5,287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.