Denmark 1910-VBP 20 kroner

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 3830
Denmark 1910 20 kroner rev Goldberg 69-3830.jpg

This specimen was lot 3830 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $575. The catalog description [2] noted, "Denmark. 20 Kroner, 1910-VBP. Frederik VIII. Scarce grade. PCGS graded MS-66." This specimen was struck during the reign of Frederick VIII (1906-12). The Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark and Sweden) formed their own monetary union in competition with the Latin Monetary Union based on the French twenty francs d'or. Like that union, the Scandinavian Monetary Union lasted until World War One blasted all hard currencies out of existence. The twenty kroner shown here was issued 1908-12 in fairly large numbers compared to the smaller ten kroner.

Recorded mintage: 200,000.

Specification: 8.96 g, .900 fine gold, .259 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-297; KM-810.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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