My Icelandic Kingdom Era Set
Entry posted by Iceman ·
Only 10 slots to fill
Well I finally completed adding all the coins in my set,with only 10 slots to filled. Out of the 10 slots, I have seven of them in unc that need to be graded and one, The 1933 25 Aurar that would properly grade a low end AU which would leave only the 1940 Proof 1 Krona and 2 Kronur. Only by a act of God would I ever acquire such coins. The Royal mint in England only produced the 1Eyrir to the 25 Aurar in proof and the King Norton Mint (ICI Imperial Chemical Industries ) made the 1 Krona and 2 Kronur and the only coins that I'm aware of other then the circulated strikes is the specimen's they struck for there own collection that came up for sale a few years ago. Harry Spencer wrote a paper about the proof collection of coins that is housed in anyone of England's museum and noted in his report of all the coins in the collection as proof and no mention of a 1k and 2 k being a proof and only the 5 other coins as being proof, so there may just not be any. I have included a picture of one of the 1940 2 Kronur Specimen I have, with the other one being struck from a yellowish brass alloy. As you can see that this coin has a silvery looking metal alloy that properly has much more Tin in the brass alloy. Now is this coin a proof since they called Specimen's proof back in the day in England and no one ever bothered to use the correct terminology as described today. Please if anyone knows anything about how England differentiated the proofs from the specimen strikes and how they used it in its history of coin making, would be greatly appreciated.
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