Norway 1923 50 ore KM-380
This specimen was lot 795 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,028.50. The catalog description noted, "NORWAY. Haakon VII. 1905-1957. CU-NI 50 Øre. Kongsberg mint. Dated 1923. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. Gem brilliant uncirculated with just a hint of patina. Highest ever graded by twelve grades. Extremely rare type and grade. Purchased from Scott Cordry, June 1981." The silver krone and two kroner were terminated in 1917 and the silver twenty-five and fifty øre in 1919. When coinage of the twenty-five and fifty øre resumed in 1920-23, it was originally without hole. It was recalled and the central hole punched as depicted here.
Recorded mintage: 4,540,000 (with and without hole).
Specifications: 4.8 g (without hole), copper-nickel, 22 mm diameter, this specimen 21 mm diameter, 4.62 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 380; Y 48a.
- 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.