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25 øre DENMARK (1948-1960)

25 øre 1948-1960 - coins of Denmark
25 øre 1948-1960 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
23.0 mm 4.5 g 1.5 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; along the bottom edge a branch of oak on the left and of beech on the right side
reverse:
in the centre in two line the face value: 25 / ØRE; along the top edge: DANMARK (Denmark)
edge:
plain
issue date:
2 IX 1948
withdrawal date:
1 X 2008
designer:
Harald Salomon
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark on the bottom of the reverse; before the mint mark the initial of mint's director Nielsen N in years 1948-1955, or Christiansen C in years 1956-1960; after the mint mark the initial of chief engraver Salomon S)

Initials of the directors of The Royal Mint of Denmark
mintage:
1948 1 852 929 N♥S
1949 15 000 165 N♥S
1950 13 771 162 N♥S
1951 5 045 336 N♥S
1952 2 017 756 N♥S
1953 9 553 390 N♥S
1954 11 337 408 N♥S
1955 6 384 790 N♥S
1956 10 228 227 C♥S
1957 7 420 607 C♥S
1958 3 599 643 C♥S
1959 2 210 877 C♥S
1960 < 3 452 560 C♥S mintage together with coins of the newer type
varieties:
1951 - a) digit "1" in year of issue struck next to digit "5" or b) digit "1" struck clearly lower than digit "5";

1952 - a) digit "2" in year of issue struck next to digit "5" or b) digit "2" struck clearly lower than digit "5";

1954 - a) digits "54" in year of issue closer to the crown or b) digits "54" further away from the crown;

1958 - a) digit "8" in year of issue struck lower than digit "5" or b) digit "8" struck higher than digit "5";

Variety of coins with face value 25 øre from 1958

1959 - a) digit "9" in year of issue struck next to digit "5" or b) digit "9" struck clearly lower than digit "5"
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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