• 50 Aurar 1969-1974, KM# 17, Iceland
  • 50 Aurar 1969-1974, KM# 17, Iceland
Obverse

Icelandic coat of arms surrounded by a vegetable wreath. Date above.

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.

1974

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

50 Aurar

KM# 17 Schön# 15
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 2.4 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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