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Danish Gold Coins

Brief Danish History

Denmark was a major European power during the Viking period from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, even under Cnut (Canute), conquering most of Britain. It also united Finland, Greenland, Norway and Sweden for much of the period between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries. The area of north-east Europe comprising Scandinavia includes Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Denmark has been a constitutional monarchy since 1849, and adopted a decimal currency in 1874.

Danish Gold Coins

Between 1826 and 1886, Denmark issued gold trade coins styled as "Frederik D'or" (Gold Christians), named after its kings Frederik VI and VII, and also double sized coins, known as 2 Frederiks D'Or, or should that be 2 Frederik D'Ors?
Between 1841 and 1870, Denmark also issued similar gold trade coins styled as "Christian D'or" (Gold Christians), named after its kings Christian VIII and IX, and also double sized coins, known as 2 Christians D'Or. We should not confuse these with Christian Dior!

Pre-Decimal Danish Coins

Technical Specifications

DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
Frederik D'Or22 - 246.6420.896.1913
Christian D'Or226.6420.896.1913
2 Frederiks D'Or2713.2840.896.3827
2 Christians D'Or2713.2840.896.3827
10 Kroner184.4803.900.1296
20 Kroner238.9606.900.2592

Prices & Availability

Please telephone us prior to ordering for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
187320 KronerEF1,153,000Yes£340$545
187620 KronerEF350,000Sold£90$150
187720 KronerUnc Yes£350$560
191520 KronerAlmost Uncirculated532,000Sold£80$125

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Danish Silver and Base Metal Coins

For silver and base metal coins of Denmark, please look at our original Chard Coins website.
Obverse of Danish 20 Kroner of 1873

Obverse of 1873 Danish 20 Kroner

Obverse of Danish 20 Kroner of 1877

Reverse of 1873 Danish 20 Kroner

Reverse of Danish 20 Kroner of 1877

Obverse of 1877 Danish 20 Kroner

 


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