Description

For coins dated 1941 without mint mark (♥) or initials refer to Faeroe Islands listings (KM# 4).

Obverse

Crowned Christian X monogram (King Christian X Rex) around center hole, date, mint mark and initials below hole.

Mintmaster's initial: HCN (Hans Christian Nielsen, 1919-1927) or N (Niels Peter Nielsen, 1927-1955).

The heart (♥) is the Royal Danish Mint mark (h, Copenhagen). 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.

Moneyers initial: GJ (Knud Gunnar Jensen, 1901-1947).

The crown on the shield is a heraldic construction based on the crown of King Christian V. 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. 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.

CX R

1924
HCN DANMARK GJ

Reverse

Center hole flanked by spiral ornamentation dividing value.

10
ØRE

Edge

10 Øre

KM# 822
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 822.1, KM# 822.2
Mint
Royal Danish Mint

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