10 Krónur Althing

Features

Issuer Iceland
King Christian X (1918-1944)
Type Token
Year 1930
Value 10 Krónur (10 ISJ)
Currency Old króna (1885-1980)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 35.00 g
Diameter 45.00 mm
Thickness 2.50 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 79627
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References X# M3,
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
Schön# 10
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

King of Thulé seated on a throne, two naked people knelt down on both sides. Sun, sea and mountains in background.

Script: Latin

Lettering: E. J.

Engraver: Einar Jónsson

Reverse

Icelandic coat of arms surrounded by the four traditional protector spirits ("Landvættir") of Iceland. These are Griðungur the bull, Gammur the eagle, Dreki the dragon, and Bergrisi the giant.

Script: Latin

Lettering: B. B.

Engraver: Baldvin Björnsson

Edge

Smooth with inscriptions (face value) incused

Script: Latin

Lettering: 10 K R Ó N U R

10 Krónur (Althing) -  obverse

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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. 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#M3

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1930)  10 101 $ 190 $ 200

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