Iceland 1957 10 aurar

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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.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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