101236 | SWEDEN. Riksbank silver Medal.

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    101236  |  SWEDEN. Riksbank silver Medal. Issued 1918. Commemorating the 250th anniversary of the central bank of Sweden (60mm, 101.52 g, 12h). By E. Lindberg.

     

    Allegorical representation of the Riksbank seated facing on throne, holding caduceus (indicating commerce) and resting hand upon money box / Decorative cartouche containing HINC / ROBUR / ET / SECURITAS in four lines; crossed cornucopias and fruits around; below, plinth inscribed SVERIGES / RIKSBANK / TILL MINNE AF / TVÅHUNDRAFEMTIO / ÅRS VERKSAMHET in five lines. Edge: A few light marks, SILVER 1918.

     

    Ehrensvärd 177. Mintage: An unlisted amount in gold and silver, though believed to be a few hundred. Mint State Details. Steely gray surfaces with a charming matte nature; for completeness, "teor" has been lightly written by a previous collector in graphite in the upper right field of the obverse. A rare and interesting banking-related issue.

     

    Established in 1668, the Riksbank (the bank of the kingdom) stands as the oldest central bank in the world, and the fourth oldest bank overall—behind only the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in Firenze (Florence, Italy), Berenberg Bank (in Hamburg, Germany), and Child & Co. (in London, England).

     

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