Norway 1902 10 kroner
This specimen was lot 21226 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. 10 Kroner, 1902. PCGS AU-58 Gold Shield. An attractive near Mint State example with light signs of handling and plenty of remaining satiny luster in the protected areas. A handsome survivor of this two year type sure to excite even advanced collectors." In 1907, Norway obtained a divorce from Sweden and became an independent kingdom under a Danish prince. Even before passing under Swedish rule in 1814, Norway had enjoyed a separate coinage from Denmark. The specimen shown here is the final date of a type previously struck in 1877 and was accompanied by a gold twenty kroner of similar design. Gold coinage ceased in Norway with the twenty kroner of 1910 (KM 376).
Recorded mintage: 24,100.
Specification: 4.48 g, 0.900 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-18; KM-358; Sieg-101.
- 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.