Sweden. King Gustav III (1771-1792). AR Riksthaler 1777 OL. XF

World Coins - Sweden. King Gustav III (1771-1792). AR Riksthaler 1777 OL. XF
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Country Sweden

Reign King Gustav III (1771-1792).
Denomination Thaler
Date Struck 1777 O.L.
Mint Stockholm
Obv: Head of king right.
Rev: Crowned Arms, value to the sites, date below.
Weight 29.26 gm
Diameter 40 mm
Reference Dav. 1736
Grade Nice XF

Historical Info:

Gustav III (Stockholm, 24 January 1746 – Stockholm, 29 March 1792) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, sister of Frederick the Great. A vocal opponent, as he saw it, of abuses by the nobility of a permissiveness established by parliamentarian reforms that had been worked out before his reign (the so-called Age of Liberty), he enacted the Act of Union and Security to reinstate absolute monarchy with himself as autocrat. His expenditure of considerable public funds on things that pleased him contributed as well to making him controversial. Gustav tried to maintain Sweden''''''''s eastern borders, even hoping to expand them, through a war against Russia which was not completely successful. He was assassinated by a conspiracy of noblemen claiming thus only to commit tyrannicide, but it has been shown that they also had more personal motives. Gustav III was a benefactor of arts and literature. He founded several academies, among them the Swedish Academy, and had the Royal Swedish Opera built.
World Coins - Sweden. King Gustav III (1771-1792). AR Riksthaler 1777 OL. XF
World Coins - Sweden. King Gustav III (1771-1792). AR Riksthaler 1777 OL. XF
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