Norway 1942 10 ore KM-391

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4808
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4808 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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