Christian X (1918-1944)
|Value||2 Krónur (2 ISJ)|
|Currency||Old króna (1885-1980)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.Schön# 8
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
1000 years of Althing
Figure seated on a throne, a torch in the hand.
Engraver: Baldvin Björnsson
The four traditional protector spirits ("Landvættir") of Iceland, separated by a cross that defines their domain : Griðungur the bull in South-West, Gammur the eagle in North-West, Dreki the dragon in North-East and Bergrisi the giant in South-East. They are surrounded by runes.
Scripts: Latin, Runic
ᛆᛚᚦᛁᚿᚴᛁ ᛋᛏᚮᚠᚿᛆᚦ ᛚᛁᚢ ᚼᚢᛚᛑᚱᚢᚦ ᚮᚴ ᚦᚱᛁᛆᛏᛁᚢ
ᛚᛁᛏᛁᛆᛚ ᚼᚢᛚᛑᚱᚢᚦ ᚮᚴ ᚦᚱᛁᛆᛏᛁᚢ
Alþingi stofnaþ niu hundruþ ok þriatiu
Nitian hundruþ ok þriatiu
Althing was established in 930
Engraver: Tryggvi Magnússon
Smooth with incuse inscriptions incused
Lettering: 2 K R Ó N U R
This coin is a part of a series of three, quite emitted in 1930. They are considered, in Iceland, as "semi-official".
Indeed, it's not the government which asked for the strike of these coins, it's a decision of a parliamentary committee, completely official. That is why, after hesitation, these 3 coins were classified under Iceland and not directly in the Tokens section.
According to the history, the coins of 2, 5 and 10 Krónur, only the 2 Krónur was able to serve sometimes as means of payment.
|1930||20 101||$ 45||$ 45||$ 82|
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