Eyrir: coin of Iceland (1922-...); 1/100 króna


25 aurar, 1940: Iceland

25 aurar, 1940: Kingdom of Iceland

Ruler: Christian X (Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm) — King of Iceland.

ÍSLAND - 25 AURAR: Iceland - 25 aurar ("aurar" is a plural form of "eyrir").

C X R: crowned coat of arms of Iceland and royal monogram of Christian X.

Mintage: 1.500.000.

The Royal Mint, London (without mintmark).

  • Copper-nickel: 16.8 mm - 2.4 g
  • Reference price: 2.5$

COIN EYRIR — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ICELAND (1922-...): eyrir = 1/100 króna

The name eyrir (as well as öre/øre coin) comes from the name of the ancient Roman gold coin aureus, which was widespread throughout Europe, including in the Scandinavian Peninsula.
In fact, Øre (Denmark, Norway, Greenland and the Faroe Islands), Öre (Sweden) and Eyrir (Iceland) are essentially the same coin, simply in different Scandinavian languages.