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  • 1 Eyrir 1946-1966, KM# 8, Iceland
  • 1 Eyrir 1946-1966, KM# 8, Iceland
Obverse

Icelandic coat of arms surrounded by a vegetable wreath.

The coat of arms of Iceland displays a silver-edged, red cross on blue shield. This alludes to the design of the flag of Iceland.

1953

Reverse

Face value at the center and leaves of downy birch, to left and right.

Betula pubescens (syn. Betula alba), commonly known as downy birch and also as moor birch, white birch, European white birch or hairy birch, is a species of deciduous tree, native and abundant throughout northern Europe and northern Asia, growing farther north than any other broadleaf tree.

Downy birch extends farther north into the Arctic than any other broadleaf tree. Specimens of the subarctic populations are usually small and very contorted, and are often distinguished as arctic downy birch or mountain birch. This variety is notable as being one of very few trees native to Iceland and Greenland, and is the only tree to form woodland in Iceland.

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Edge

1 Eyrir

KM# 8 Schön# 11
Characteristics
Material Bronze
Weight 1.62 g
Diameter 15.1 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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