Norway 1942 10 ore KM-391
This specimen was lot 4808 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description noted, "Norway. 10 Ore, 1942. Haakon VII. All except 9,667 pieces were melted. World War II government in exile issue. Scarce. NGC graded MS-65." The catalog does not note why, after going to the trouble of striking 6,000,000 of these (along with twenty-five and fifty ore), the London government then melted nearly all of them.
Recorded mintage: 6,000,000.
Specifications: 1.15 g, Nickel-Brass, 15 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: SM-268; KM-391.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.