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  • 25 Øre 1973-1988, KM# 861, Denmark, Margrethe II
  • 25 Øre 1973-1988, KM# 861, Denmark, Margrethe II

Crowned Margrethe II monogram to left, oak branch to the right of centre hole, date above, mintmark and initials below.

The sovereign's crown is the most important Royal and State symbol and represents national sovereignty. Since 1671 the crown of Christian V, which is kept at Rosenborg Palace, has been the Royal Danish crown. The crown of King Christian V of Denmark was the crown used at the coronation of all of Denmark's absolutist kings. While the reign of such monarchs ended in 1840, the crown is still used during a Danish king's castrum doloris, the last time in 1972. Used by the kings from Christian V to Christian VIII. Made by Paul Kurtz in Copenhagen, 1670–1671. Gold with enamel and table-cut stones. Total weight 2080 g. Also 2 garnets and 2 sapphires, of which the largest dates back to Frederick I of Denmark.

Mintmaster's initial: S (Vagn Sorensen, 1971-1978), B (Peter M. Bjarno, 1978-1981) or R (N. Norregaard Rasmussen, 1982-1989).

The heart (♥) is the Royal Danish Mint's mark. The use of the heart is a century-old tradition, originally indicating the mint master, later the place of minting. Today, the mint mark serves no practical purpose since Danish coins are minted in only one place.

Moneyer's initial: B (Frode Bahnsen, 1968-1983)

Engraver: Frode Bahnsen

B ♥ B


Value divided by center hole, stylized stalks flank.



25 Øre

KM# 861 Schön# 79
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Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.3 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.43 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 861.1, KM# 861.2, KM# 861.3
Royal Danish Mint

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