Danish Kroner

Denmark gold coins have a history that dates back to 1826. The first coins were called Frederick D’or” and named after King Frederik VI and VII. In 1841 the Christian D’or” were introduced and were named after King Christian VIII and IX. The coins were minted until 1870 and had a fineness of .896 gold. The coin came in two sizes which include 0.1913 oz and 0.3827 oz

Denmark Kroner gold coins were minted from 1873 to 1917. The series feature Christian IX, Frederick VIII, and Christian X, who were three consecutive Kings of Denmark during that time frame. Although production of the 20 Kroner gold coin continued in 1926, 1927, 1930 and 1931, none were released into circulation.  

The 20 Kroner gold coin is the most popular and most available of all the Denmark gold coins. The 10 Kroner gold coin was also minted from 1873-1917. However the 20 Kroner gold coin was minted in larger numbers than the 10 Kroner edition.

Below is a description of each one of the Kroner gold coins being offered at CelticGold.

20 Kroner Christian X (1913-1917)

The 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin was minted between 1913 and 1917. Although 5.3 million were produced by the Copenhagen Mint, it is unclear how many still exist today. 

The motif side of the coin depicts the King of Denmark, Christian X. The engravings around the outer edge read “CHRISTIAN X” “KONGE AF DANMARK” and the year of issue. Located below the motif is the initials of the coin designer Vilhelm Buchard Poulsen. There is a also decorative circle that surrounds the edge bar.

The value side features a detailed image of the coat of arms of Denmark in the center of the coin. On the lower outer edge is the year of issue and the nominal value of “20 KRONER” The initials of coin designer Vilhelm Buchard Poulsen is also seen on the value side of the coin. The engraved heart stands for the Copenhagen Mint.  

Christian X

Christian X was the King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947. He was the eldest son of Frederick VIII and ruled during two world wars. He became known as the “Equestrian King” due to his resistance to the German occupation during World War II. He rode through the streets of Copenhagen every day on his horse unaccompanied by his guards, showing that he was not going to abandon his declaration for national sovereignty.

Product Specifications (20 Kroner)

Weight: 0.2593 gold ounces

Diameter: 23 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 20 Kroner

Product Specifications (10 Kroner)

10 Kroner gold coins have the same design as the 20 Kroner Christian X version and were also minted between 1913-1917.

Weight: 0.1296 gold ounces

Diameter: 18 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 10 Kroner

20 Kroner Frederik VIII (1908-1912)

20 Kroner Frederik VIII gold coins were minted between 1908 and 1912. Just over 1 million of these coins were produced during King Frederick’s reign. The motif side of the coin features a left profile view of King Frederick VIII. The lettering around the outer edge reads “FREDERIK VIII DANMARK KONGE”. There is also a decorative circle that surrounds the outer coin edge.

The value side depicts the crowned national arms of Denmark. Below the motif is the nominal value of “20 KRONER” To the left is the year of issue. There is a small heart embossed on the right, which is the mint mark for the Copenhagen Mint.

Frederick VIII

Frederick VIII was King of Denmark from 1906-1912. He became King at the age of 62 and prior to that was the Crown Prince for 42 years. During the rule of his father, Christian IX, Frederick VIII was mostly excluded from having any influence over issues of state. Fredericks rule was more friendly toward the parliamentary system than his father. He only had a few years to rule over Denmark before he became ill.

Product Specifications (20 Kroner)

Weight: 0.2593 gold ounces

Diameter: 23 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 20 Kroner

Product Specifications (10 Kroner)

10 Kroner Frederik VIII gold coins have the same design as the 20 Kroner version. However, the 10 Kroner gold coin was only minted for two years during 1908 and 1909.

Weight: 0.1296 gold ounces

Diameter: 18 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 10 Kroners

20 Kroner Christian IX (1873-1900)

20 Kroner Christian IX gold coins were minted from 1973 to 1900. The coins were minted by the Danish Royal Mint and over 1 million were produced with the largest year of issue being the 1873 inaugural edition.

The motif side of the coin depicts a right side profile of King Christian IX of Denmark. The inscriptions around the outer edge read “CHRISTIAN IX KONGE AF DANMARK” which translates Christian IX King of Denmark. Below the motif is the year of issue. To the left of the year of issue is a small heart, which stands for the Copenhagen Mint.

The value side features a sitting female with a shield in her left hand and a staff in her right hand. In front of the female is a dolphin and behind her is a bundle of wheat. The engraving around the top outer edge reads “20 KRONER”. The edge bar is rippled and there is also a decorative circle that surrounds the outer edge.

Christian IX

Christian IX was the King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906. The beginning of his rule was defined by the the defeat Denmark suffered in the second Schleswig war, which made the king unpopular in his home country.

Denmark had become a constitutional monarchy in 1849, and the balance of power was still being disputed between parliament and the sovereign during his reign. His popularity recovered toward the end of his rule due to the length of his monarchy and his high personal standards. He would go on to become a national icon in Denmark. 

Product Details (20 Kroner)

Weight: 0.2593 gold ounces

Diameter: 23 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 20 Kroner   

Product Details (10 Kroner)

10 Kroner Christian IX have the same design as the 20 Kroner edition and were minted between 1973 and 1900.

Weight: 0.1296 gold ounces

Diameter: 18 mm

Purity: 900/1000

Nominal Value: 10 Kroner

Advantages

  • The 10 and 20 Kroner gold coins are considered semi-numismatic and some editions may have collector value.

  • The Kroner gold coin represents a piece of Danish History.

  • Collectors can own all three coins in the series that profile consecutive kings of Denmark.

  • VAT free

Royal Mint of Denmark

The Royal Mint of Denmark was created by the Danish Monarchy in the early 16th century and is by law the only institution allowed to mint the Danish currency. The mint is now owned by Denmark and is part of the Danish Central Bank.

Production of coins in Denmark has a history that dates back 1,000 years. King Hans was the first to start producing coins in Copenhagen. It is said that it took place in the cellar of his house. In 1541, the Royal Mint relocated to the former location of the St. Clare’s Monastery. The mint moved again but returned to the former monastery until 1593.

From 1614 until 1641 the production of coins took place at Copenhagen Castle. The Danish Rigsdale, which was a new currency, was also introduced in 1625. In 1671 the mint moved again to Borgergade where it remained until 1749.

In 1749 a new mint was built in the royal mews, behind Charlottenborg Palace. In the 1870’s a new building was again constructed nearby that became the mints new home.

In 1923 the mint moved once again to a new facility at Amager Blvd 115 on Amager. The building was designed by Martin Borch. In 1975 the government placed the mint under the Danish Central Bank and the mint was moved to Brondby in 1978.

The mint is now located at the Danish Central Bank in Copenhagen. The Krone has been the currency since 1875.

Buying Tips

The price of 10 and 20 Kroner gold coins is made up of the gold spot price and the premium. Some of the key factors that influence the gold price include; supply and demand, geo-political events, and central bank policy. Gold buyers should become familiar with these price factors and learn the history of gold. Understanding these factors will help determine the right time to buy.

The premium is made up of the cost and margin of the mint and the precious metals dealer. The premium for semi-numismatic coins, such as the Kroner gold coin, can sometimes be higher because the coin often has collector value. However, there are several factors that influence the premium which include:

  • The condition of the coin (brilliant uncirculated coins will usually carry a higher premium)

  • The mintage of a particular edition. (limited mintages or rare coins will often have a higher premium.

  • Supply and demand (coins in high demand can sometimes have a higher premium.

Details

Manufacturer: Royal Mint of Denmark
Country of origin: Denmark
Fineness: 900/1000
Alloy: Gold/Copper
Size 1: 20 Kroner gold coin
Size 2: 10 Kroner gold coin
Scratch resistance: Good

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  • 20 Kroner Christian X. Gold Coin

    20 Kroner Christian X. Gold Coin | 1913-1917 | Denmark

    Weight: 8.06 g
    Purity: 900/1000
    Country: Denmark
    Currency: Danish Kroner
    Grading: Circulated
    Tax: Taxfree acc. to §25c UStG

    Excl. Tax: € 370.62 Incl. Tax: € 370.62

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  • 20 Kroner Frederik VIII. Gold Coin | 1908-1912 | Denmark

    20 Kroner Frederik VIII. Gold Coin | 1908-1912 | Denmark

    Weight: 8.06 g
    Purity: 900/1000
    Country: Denmark
    Currency: 20 Danish Kroner
    Packing: Single in Sachet
    Grading: Circulated
    Tax: Taxfree acc. to §25c UStG 

    Excl. Tax: € 384.27 Incl. Tax: € 384.27

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