Norway 1910 20 kroner

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photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24830 in Heritage sale 3016 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description[1] noted, "Haakon VII gold 20 Kroner 1910, MS65 NGC, lightly toned with virtually blemish-free surfaces, scarce type and grade." In 1907, Norway obtained a divorce from Sweden and became an independent kingdom under a Danish prince, shown here as Haakon VII (r. 1907-57). Even before passing under Swedish rule in 1814, Norway had enjoyed a separate coinage from Denmark. The specimen shown here is the only date of the type was accompanied by a gold ten kroner of similar design. Gold coinage ceased in Norway with this issue.

Recorded mintage: 250,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 376.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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