Coin and Paper Money Collecting/2 kroner coin

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I have, I assume a silver 2 kroner coin. A little tarnished, on the back it says 1632 and 1958 on the opposite side, with a crown above a ship.
What is the coin worth. What do the two dates represent?

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Hi Charles,
Is the coin you have the same one as the picture I attached? The years are actually 1638 and 1938, but tarnishing can make it hard to make out. This is a silver 2 kronor from Sweden and commemorates 300 years since the Swedish settlement of what is now the state of Delaware. Unfortunately this is a pretty common coin and one that is tarnished, worn or has other issues typically sells only a few dollars above melt value (melt value $7.50 at current silver prices).
Thanks for the question! =)

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My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.

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