Skilling-speciedaler | Øre-krone: coins from Kingdom of Norway


3 skilling / 10 øre, 1874: Kingdom of Norway

3 skilling / 10 øre, 1874: Kingdom of Norway

Ruler: Oscar II (Oscar Fredrik) — King of Sweden from 1872 until his death in 1907 and King of Norway from 1872 to 1905.

3 Sk - 10 ØRE: 3 skilling or 10 øre.

Crossed hammers: mint mark of Kongsberg (Norway).

Two stars.

Crowned coat of arms of Norway model 1844-1905 (rectangular heraldic shield): a lion in a crown with an axe.

OSC II: the initials of King Oscar II of Norway.

Royal Norwegian Mint (Kongsberg, Norway).

Mintage: 2.000.000.

  • Silver (0.400): 15 mm - 1.39 g
  • Reference price: 25$

COINS SKILLING-SPECIEDALER | ØRE-KRONE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF NORWAY (1874-1875): skilling-speciedaler | øre-krone

From the 16th century until 1875, skilling was used as a coin in Norway. At the end of its three hundred years of respectable history, it was 1/120th of the local speciedaler.
In 1873, the Scandinavian Monetary Union was signed between Denmark and Sweden for the unification of monetary units and for the purpose of fixing the value of currencies between themselves and relative to gold (Norway, which was in union with Sweden but with full internal autonomy, also joined it).
In Norway, the transitional phase to the new standard has begun. In 1874, the first silver and gold coins were minted with denominations in two monetary units simultaneously: 10 øre — 3 skilling, 50 øre — 15 skilling, 10 krone — 2½ speciedaler, 20 krone — 5 speciedaler (4 types of coins of this type were minted only during 1874-1875).
In 1875, Norway introduced a decimal monetary system — the Norwegian krone, divided into 100 øre, was presented as a new currency.