Obverse. JS HW (KM# 873.3). Photo © Comptoir Des Monnaies Anciennes
  • 1 Krone 1992-2020, KM# 873, Denmark, Margrethe II, JS HW (KM# 873.3)
  • 1 Krone 1992-2020, KM# 873, Denmark, Margrethe II
  • 1 Krone 1992-2020, KM# 873, Denmark, Margrethe II, LG JP A (KM# 873.1)

A royal monogram, showing three times between three crowns, date and privy marks below.

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.

Mint directors initials:
· LG: Laust Grove (1989-2001)
· JS: Jørgen Strandgaard (2014-2016)
· LGS: Lars Gerrild Sørensen (2016-)

Chief engravers initials:
· JP: Jan Petersen (1989-2001)
· HW: Henrik Wiberg (2014-)

· A: Johan Alkjær

M II ♥ M II ♥ M II
JS 2014 HW


A value and a drawing based on prehistoric drawings.

Two hearts (♥) are the Royal Danish Mint mark (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.

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KM# 873 Schön# 86
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Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.6 g
Diameter 20.15 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape round with a center hole
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 873.1, KM# 873.2, KM# 873.3, KM# 873.4
Royal Danish Mint

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