5 Krónur Althing


Issuer Iceland
King Christian X (1918-1944)
Type Token
Year 1930
Value 5 Krónur (5 ISJ)
Currency Old króna (1885-1980)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 22.00 g
Diameter 35.50 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 79626
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References X# M2,
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
Schön# 9
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


Ulfliot the legislator standing.

Script: Latin

930 1930
B. B.

Translation: On the law, the country is based

Engraver: Baldvin Björnsson


Dreki the dragon and Gammur the eagle interlaced.

Script: Latin

G. E.

Translation: Althing was raised by Ulfliot and all the country

Engraver: Gudmundur Einarsson


Smooth with inscriptions (face value) incused

Script: Latin

Lettering: 5 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. This coin is also listed in the Schön catalogue.
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.
They were struck by the Muldenhütten Mint (Saxon State Mint) in Freiberg, Germany.

Previously KM#M2

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1930  10 101 $ 81

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