Norway 1918 2 ore
This specimen was lot 785 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $363. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. Haakon VII. 1905-1957. FE 2 Øre. Kongsberg mint. Dated 1918. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Lustrous gem UNC. The only example graded MS. Iron coins do not generally look this good. Purchased from Scott Cordry, November 1972." Bronze two øre were struck in Norway 1909-52 but the series was interrupted twice, once in World War One by this iron type of 1917-20 and again in World War Two by a Nazi issue of 1943-45. The denomination was suspended in 1972.
Recorded mintage: 1,280,000.
Specifications: 3.48 g, iron (or steel), 21 mm diameter, this specimen Ø20 mm, 3.33 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 371a; Y 36a.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.