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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1942 Sweden 5 Öre

    1942 Sweden 5 Öre

    An iron Tre Kronor Reverse The reverse of the coin features the value, in number and text. “FEM” = “FIVE” in Swedish. The lump at the bottom is the Stockholm mint’s mintmark. The mintmark, like the 1956 5 Öre covered previously depicts the crowned St Eric IX of Sweden. The main element on the reverse…

  • 1838 Denmark 1/2 Rigsbankskilling

    1838 Denmark 1/2 Rigsbankskilling

    A simple, elegant design Denmark’s financial situation was, precarious, in the early 1800s. The largest single event was the Danish state bankruptcy of 1813 following the Napoleonic wars. By the 1830s, the currency was somewhat more stable. At that time, Denmark’s currency was the Rigsbankdaler, which was divided up into 16 Rigsdaler Courant and 96…

  • 1962 Norway 10 Øre

    1962 Norway 10 Øre

    The last cypher-only coin When researching King Charles III’s coronation medallion recently, I explored how Monograms have letters which form part of each other, where Cyphers (or ciphers) have letters which could be separated. The O and V on this coin could be separated, so I would have called it a cypher, despite what the…

  • King Charles III Coronation medallion

    King Charles III Coronation medallion

    The coronation of King Charles III was on the 6th of May 2023. There was no shortage of commemorative souvenirs available made by many different organisations, both official and less so. I picked this piece up from Downies purely because I like the coronation emblem and the cypher featured on it. Here is the Coronation…