Norway 1918 ore
This specimen was lot 783 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $84.70. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. Haakon VII. 1905-1957. FE Øre. Kongsberg mint. Dated 1918. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Choice toned uncirculated. War-time iron øre are rare in choice Mint State." Bronze one øre were struck in Norway 1908-52 but the series was interrupted twice, once in World War One by this iron type of 1918-21 and again in World War Two by a Nazi issue of 1941-45. The denomination was suspended in 1972.
Recorded mintage: 6,000,000.
Specifications: 1.74 g, iron (or steel), 15 mm diameter, this specimen Ø15 mm, 1.72 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 367a; Y 35a.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.