Norway 1902 20 kroner

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Ponterio sale 152, lot 7313
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7313 in Ponterio sale 152 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "NORWAY. 20 Kroner, 1902. NGC MS-64." 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 1879-86 and was accompanied by a gold ten kroner of similar design. Gold coinage ceased in Norway with the twenty kroner of 1910 (KM 376).

Recorded mintage: 50,400.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-17; Sieg-104; KM 355.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 152: The 2010 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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