• 10 Øre 1948-1960, KM# 841, Denmark, Frederick IX
  • 10 Øre 1948-1960, KM# 841, Denmark, Frederick IX
Obverse

Crowned monogram of Frederick IX of Denmark (1899-1972). Monogram above crossed oak and laurel branches.

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.

The crown forms part of the National Coat of arms of Denmark and the Royal Coat of arms. Since 1671, the crown has been the de facto symbol of the state power. It is included in stylized and varied forms in most state institutions, including ministries.

19 48
FR
IX

Reverse

Country name, denomination, mint mark and initials (N♥S or C♥S).

The heart (♥) is the Royal Danish Mint 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.

The mint officials' initials:
N: Niels Peter Nielsen (1927-1955)
C: Alfred Kristian Frederik Christiansen (1956-1971)

Moneyer's initials:
S: Harald Salomon (1933-1968)

DANMARK
10
ØRE
N ♥ S

Edge
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 2.95 g
Diameter 17.91 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 841.1, KM# 841.2
Mint
Royal Danish Mint

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