Iceland 1957 10 aurar
This specimen was struck for the republic of Iceland in 1957. Formerly a kingdom under the Danish crown, Iceland declared herself a republic in 1944. The first republic coinages were one, five, ten, twenty-five aurar and one kronur issued in 1946. So many were minted that no more were struck until 1953. Few issues of the republic are catalogued at more than a few dollars.
Recorded mintage: 500,000.
Specification: 1.5 g, copper-nickel, 15 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 10.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.