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10 øre DENMARK (1960-1972)

10 øre 1960-1972 - coins of Denmark
10 øre 1960-1972 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
18.0 mm 3.0 g 1.55 mm CuNi
obverse:
in the coin centre the monogram of King Frederick IX of Denmark; above the crown of Christian V divides the year of issue
reverse:
in the centre in two lines face value: 10 / ØRE; along the top edge: DANMARK (Denmark); along the bottom edge two oak branches
edge:
plain
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1989
designer:
The Royal Mint artists
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark on the bottom of the obverse; before the mint mark the initial of mint's director Christiansen C in years 1960-1971, or Sørensen S in 1972; after the mint mark the initial of chief engraver Salomon S)

Initials of the directors of The Royal Mint of Denmark
mintage:
1960 < 5 107 009 C♥S mintage together with coins of the older type
1961 20 258 063 C♥S
1962 12 785 458 C♥S
1963 17 170 504 C♥S
1964 14 282 470 C♥S
1965 21 857 460 C♥S
1966 24 159 614 C♥S
1967 21 554 145 C♥S
1968 7 585 561 C♥S
1969 31 533 936 C♥S
1970 37 813 220 C♥S
1971 17 719 247 C♥S
1972 46 958 607 S♥S
mint and privy marks:
Except for the period 2002-2013 on Danish coinage next to the heart - the mint mark of the Royal Mint of Denmark, also initials of mint's directors (usually before the heart) and of main engravers (usually after the heart) were placed. Thus the following combinations are found on the modern coins: N♥S, C♥S, S♥S, S♥B, B♥B, R♥B, NR♥JP, LG♥JP, JS♥HW. Let's meet the people standing behind these initials:

mint directors

chief engravers
N 1927-1955 Niels Peter Nielsen S 1933-1968 Harald Salomon
C 1956-1971 Alfred Frederik Christiansen B 1968-1983 Frode Bahnsen
S 1971-1978 Vagn Sørensen JP 1989-2001 Jan Petersen
B 1978-1981 Peter Bjarnø HW from 2014 Henrik Wiberg
R, NR 1982-1989 Niels Nørregaard Rasmussen
LG 1989-2001 Laust Grove
JS from 2014 Jørgen Strandgaard
interesting facts:
The official monogram of King Frederik IX of Denmark contains the crown of King Christian V. This regal attribute graced the heads of all the Danish kings from 1670 until 1840. Today the crown is held in the former residence of the kings of Denmark - Rosenborg Castle (now a museum). It is used nowadays only during the royal funerals (in castrum doloris).

The crown of King Christian V of Denmark
last update: 23 II 2013

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