• 2 Kroner 1930, KM# 829, Denmark, Christian X, 60th Anniversary of Birth of Christian X
  • 2 Kroner 1930, KM# 829, Denmark, Christian X, 60th Anniversary of Birth of Christian X
Description

Christian X (1870–1947) was the King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only king of Iceland (where the name was officially Kristján X), between 1918 and 1944. In spite of becoming unpopular due to his resistance to democracy, during the German Occupation of Denmark he did become a popular symbol of resistance to German occupation, particularly because of the symbolic value of the fact that he rode every day through the streets of Copenhagen unaccompanied by guards. He also became the subject of a persistent urban legend according to which, during Nazi occupation, he donned the Star of David in solidarity with the Danish Jews. With a reign spanning two world wars, and his role as a rallying symbol for Danish national sentiment during the German Occupation, he has become one of the most popular Danish monarchs of modern times.

Obverse

Head of Christian X right with designer's initials at neck, mint mark, date and mintmaster's initial below.

AH: designer's initials of Andreas Frederik Vilhelm Hansen (1908-1924).

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.

N: mintmaster's initial of Niels Peter Nielsen (1927-1955).

CHRISTIAN X KONGE AF DANMARK
AH
♥ 1930 N

Reverse

Draped and supported Greater coat of arms of Denmark. This version was used from 1903 to 1948. This was the only version of the Danish arms in which Iceland was represented by a falcon rather than its traditional stockfish arms.

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.

HS: moneyer's initials of Harald Salomon (1930-1966).

1870 - 1930
HS 2 KRONER DENMARK

Edge

2 Kroner

60th Anniversary of Birth of Christian X

KM# 829
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.800
Weight 15 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Danish Mint

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