2 Krónur Althing

Features

Issuer Iceland
King Christian X (1918-1944)
Type Token
Year 1930
Value 2 Krónur (2 ISJ)
Currency Old króna (1885-1980)
Composition Bronze
Weight 20.00 g
Diameter 35.50 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 79624
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References X# M1,
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.

Commemorative issue

1000 years of Althing

Obverse

Figure seated on a throne, a torch in the hand.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
930- 1930
B.B.

Engraver: Baldvin Björnsson

Reverse

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

Lettering:
ᛆᛚᚦᛁᚿᚴᛁ ᛋᛏᚮᚠᚿᛆᚦ ᛚᛁᚢ ᚼᚢᛚᛑᚱᚢᚦ ᚮᚴ ᚦᚱᛁᛆᛏᛁᚢ
T. M.
ᛚᛁᛏᛁᛆᛚ ᚼᚢᛚᛑᚱᚢᚦ ᚮᚴ ᚦᚱᛁᛆᛏᛁᚢ

Unabridged legend:
Alþingi stofnaþ niu hundruþ ok þriatiu
Nitian hundruþ ok þriatiu

Translation:
Althing was established in 930
1930

Engraver: Tryggvi Magnússon

Edge

Smooth with incuse inscriptions incused

Script: Latin

Lettering: 2 K R Ó N U R

Mint

Muldenhütten, Germany (1887-1953)

Comments

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.

Previously KM#M1

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1930  20 101 $ 45 $ 45 $ 82

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