COIN NAMES: numismatic dictionary

Króna: coin of Iceland (1925-...); 100 eyrir


100 krónur, 2004: Iceland

100 krónur, 2004: Iceland

100 KR: 100 krónur.

Cyclopterus lumpus ("lumpsucker" or "lumpfish") — valuable commercial fish popular in Iceland. It is found in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean and in the seas of the Arctic Ocean. The main countries that produce this fish are Greenland and Iceland.

EITT HUNDRAÐ KRÓNUR - ÍSLAND - 2001: one hundred króna - Iceland - 2004.

Inside the circle, a graphic composition is divided into 4 sectors, which contains images of the mythical patrons of Iceland (they are also represented in a slightly different form on the national coat of arms of Iceland) – the bull (Griðungur) as the protector of northwestern Iceland, the eagle or griffin (Gammur) protects northeastern Iceland, the dragon (Dreki) protects the southeastern part, and the rock-giant (Bergrisi) is the protector of southwestern Iceland.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

Mintage: 2.400.000.

  • Nickel brass: 25 mm - 8.52 g
  • Reference price: 1.3$

COIN KRÓNA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ICELAND (1925-...): króna = 100 eyrir (plural: aurar)

KRÓNA (plural — krónur) as coin name.
Króna (exactly in such spelling) is a purely Icelandic currency and its corresponding coin.
The name of this coin (as well as related numismatic terms: krona, korona, koruna, krone, kroon, corona, crown...) 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, króna — a coin with the image of the royal crown. At least it used to be like that...