Krona: coin from Kingdom of Sweden; 100 öre


10 krona, 1991: Kingdom of Sweden

10 krona, 1991: Kingdom of Sweden

Ruler: Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus) — King of Sweden from 1973.


Stylized "E" to the left of the coin denomination: mint mark of "AB Myntverket" — private Swedish company that produces coins and medals, including the Swedish national coins and the Nobel Prize medals.

"D" to the right of the coin denomination: first letter in the surname of the Governor of the Riksbank (the central bank of Sweden) during 1982-1993 Bengt Dennis.

Behind of the coin's denomination: well known all over the world Three Crowns (Swedish "Tre Kronor") — the national emblem of Sweden, present in the coat of arms of Sweden.


FÖR SVERIGE I TIDEN: motto of Kingdom of Sweden as of this coin emission period — "For Sweden — With the Times" (coming to the throne in 1973, Carl XVI Gustav replaced his 90-year-old grandfather Gustav VI Adolf; he chose this motto of the royal rule).

Under the portrait of the king, the initials of engraver MN (Ingrid Marita Norin Sommer — a Swedish artist, mainly sculptor, teacher and writer) are indicated in microtype.

Mint: AB Myntverket (Eskilstuna, Sweden).

Mintage: 106.477.404.
  • Brass (often: the so-called "Nordic Gold" — the gold-colored copper alloy without any gold): 20.5 mm - 6.6 g
  • Reference price: 0.8$

COIN KRONA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF SWEDEN (1873-...): krona = 100 öre

About the name of the coin krona (plural — kronor): the name of the krona coin (as well as related numismatic terms: crown, corona, korona, koruna, krone, kroon, króna...) comes from the Latin term "Corona", which literally means "crown" — a traditional form of head adornment, worn by monarchs as a symbol of their power and dignity.
That is, krona — a coin with the image of the royal crown (in the case of the Swedish krona, this statement is true for almost all coins of this denomination: if the monarch's crown is not depicted, then at least three crowns from the Swedish Coat of Arms are represented).
An interesting observation: in English-language sources, the currency of a number of Northern European countries is written in four different terms — krona (Sweden), króna (Iceland), krone (Norway and Denmark) and kroon (Estonia), while in my native Ukrainian, which is actually very rich language, all mentioned monetary units are written exactly the same — "крона".