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5 Kroner - Margrethe II

5 Kroner - Margrethe II -  obverse 5 Kroner - Margrethe II -  reverse

© Mihajlo Nešić (MihajloNesic)

Features

Country Denmark
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1973-1988
Value 5 Kroner
DKK = 0.74 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15 g
Diameter 33 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 863, Schön# 81
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Queen Margrethe II

Lettering:
MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING
S ♥ B

Engraver: F. Bahnsen

Reverse

Royal Denmark coat of arms, three oak leaves on each side

Lettering:
19 76
5 KRONER

Engraver: F. Bahnsen

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Coat of arms is different from the Coat of arms of Denmark and constitute as follows
The first and fourth quarters represent Denmark by three crowned lions passant accompanied by nine hearts.
The second quarter contains two lions passant representing Schleswig, a former Danish province now divided between Denmark and Germany.
The third quarter contains a total of three symbols:-
Top: The Three Crowns represents former  Kalmar Union of Denmark, Norway & Sweden (1397–1523)
Bottom Left: Ram representing  the Faroe Islands & Bottom Right: Polar bear representing Greenland.

The Coat of arms of Denmark is the Crowned heraldic shield of 3 lions & 9 hearts (originally represented waterlily or sea leaves)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1973 S♥B 3,774,000 1.49 KM#863.1 (narrow rim 1.0mm)
1973 S♥B KM#863.1 (wide rim 1.5mm)
1974 S♥B 5,239,000 1.11 KM#863.1
1975 S♥B 5,810,000 0.82 KM#863.1
1976 S♥B 7,651,000 1.00 0.54 1.55 KM#863.1
1977 S♥B 6,885,000 0.92 1.11 KM#863.1
1978 S♥B 2,984,000 2.02 KM#863.1
1979 B♥B 2,861,000 2.14 0.89 KM#863.2
1980 B♥B 3,622,000 KM#863.2
1981 B♥B 1,057,000 KM#863.2
1982 R♥B 1,002,000 KM#863.3
1983 R♥B 1,044,000 KM#863.3
1984 R♥B 713,000 KM#863.3
1985 R♥B 621,000 KM#863.3
1986 R♥B 1,042,000 5.26 KM#863.3
1987 R♥B 611,000 KM#863.3
1988 R♥B 648,000 KM#863.3

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