Currency of Iceland

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Iceland, about 1975

kingdom of Iceland (1918-44)

Ponterio sale 173, lot 3300
Iceland 1928 100 kronur rev Ponterio 179-3300.jpg

The first specimen was lot 3300 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $646. The catalog description noted, "ICELAND. Landsbanki Islands. 100 Kroner, L. 1928. P-30e. An evenly circulated note with original paper and lovely color. Seldom offered and an outstanding BWC design type. Choice Very Fine."

Ponterio sale 173, lot 3302
Iceland 1928 50 kronur rev Ponterio 179-3302.jpg

The second specimen was lot 3302 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "ICELAND. Landsbanki Islands. 50 Kronur, L. 1928. P-34a. A note which is technically outstanding with large even margins, deeply embossed paper and vibrant color. Nearly impossible to improve upon. Gem Uncirculated."

1928 five kronur, probably from the late thirties, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1928 10 kronur rev GH.jpg

World War II (1941)

1941 krona green, probably printed locally, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1941 krona rev GH.jpg
1941 krona ocher, probably printed locally, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1941 krona rev GH2.jpg

Shown are one krona notes from different series, one in green and one in ocher.

post-World War II (1945-81)

1957 5 kronur, printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1957 5 kronur rev GH.jpg
1957 10 kronur, printed by Bradbury Wilkinson, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1957 10 kronur rev GH.jpg

post-currency reform (since 1981)

1961 10 kronur, actually printed 1981-86, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1961 10 kronur rev GH.jpg
1961 50 kronur, actually printed 1981-86, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1961 50 kronur rev GH.jpg
1961 100 kronur, actually printed 1981-86, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1961 100 kronur rev GH.jpg
1986 2000 kronur, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 1986 2000 kronur rev GH.jpg
2001 500 kronur, from the Berserker collection
Iceland 2001 500 kronur rev GH.jpg

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Modern Issues 1961-Date, Volume Three, 10th Edition, Iola, WI: Krause Pub., 2004.