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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…

  • 1956 Sweden 5 Öre

    1956 Sweden 5 Öre

    Interesting incuse designs In writing up the Finland 5 Markkaa, one of the design choices which stands out is the raised text in an incuse box. Looking at that, the first thing that came to my mind was the 1952-1971 series coins from Sweden. Reverse The reverse features the value dividing the date, with the…