Denmark 1919-HCN GJ ore KM-812.2a

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 209

This specimen was lot 209 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $60.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "DENMARK. Christian X. 1912-1947. FE Øre. København (Copenhagen) mint. Hans Christian Nielsen, mintmaster. Knud Gunnar Jensen, engraver. Dated 1919 HCN GJ. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Nice choice uncirculated specimen. Very rare this nice." Altho Denmark was neutral in World War One, it was subject to the same higher prices for raw materials. This is an emergency issue of 1918-19 in iron (or steel) instead of the usual bronze, which alloy was restored in 1919. Similarly, this denomination was struck in zinc during World War Two. Both made bad coinage alloys. This specimen sold for substantially less than the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: 931,000 plus 4,586,000 in bronze.

Specification: 1.74 g, iron, this specimen 16 mm diameter, 1.72 g, 12h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 812.2a; Y 28a.


  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Siegs Møntcatalog 2016: Danmark med Omrader, 48 ed., Frederikssund, Siegs Forlag ApS, 2015.

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