1873 Christian IX Gold 20 Kroner – Denmark


The 1873 Christian IX Gold 20 Kroner - Denmark

The Christian IX Gold 20 Kroner was minted between 1873 and 1900. Christian IX was the King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906. He was first Danish monarch of the House of Glücksburg.

The 20 Kroner gold coin is 0.9 (90%) gold and has 8.06g of gold, actual coin weight is 8.96g. The diameter os 23mm. (The 10 Kroner has a fine weight of 4.03g). The other 10% is copper. Having such a high content of copper the coins often have a reddish tint, especially as they age.

Danish 20 Kroner Gold coins were minted between 1873 and 1931, together with the 10 Kroner gold coins. They featured three Danish Kings: Christian IX (1863-1906), Frederick VIII (1906-1912) and Christian X (1912-1947).

Christian is one of the main reasons there is such a family relationship between European Royal Families. After failing to court his third cousin, Queen Victoria (of Britain), Christian married his second cousin, Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. They had six children and married into Royal families across Europe.

The Royalty directly related includes our own Queen Elizabeth II and there is also a link to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh; Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, King Philippe of Belgium, King Harald V of Norway, King Felipe VI of Spain, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Michael I of Romania, Constantine II of Greece, plus the queens consort Anne of Romania, Anne-Marie of Greece, and Queen Sofia of Spain. Christian’s grandsons included George V of the United Kingdom, Nicholas II of Russia, Constantine I of Greece, Christian X of Denmark and Haakon VII of Norway. It’s no surprise that Christian IX was given the nickname of The Father-in-Law of Europe.

The obverse shows the King.

The reverse is a seated female figure with a shield and porpoise.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins


Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint of Denmark.
Remember 1873 ?
Monarch is Queen Victoria. Prime Minister is William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal). Gladstone actually resigned on 13 March but as the Conservatives could not form a government, he became PM again two days later. US President is Ulysses S. Grant (R-Ohio). The Kennel Club is founded. In the USA, the Coinage Act of 1873 comes into force, ending bimetallism in the U.S. and moving America onto the gold standard.
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Which Mint: The Royal Mint of Denmark
The Royal Mint of Denmark (in Danish Den Kongelige Mønt) was created in the early 16th century and is now owned by the Danish Central Bank. The mint has been located at various locations around Copenhagen.

The unit if currency since 1875 is the Krone, equal to 100 øre. Today, the lowest denomination coin is the 50 øre coin and the other coins are the 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 krone. The Royal Mint of Denmark also mint commemorative coins in silver and gold.
Country of Origin: Denmark
Denmark (officially the Kingdom of Denmark) is a  Scandinavian/Nordic country in Northern Europe.

The currency is the Danish krone (DKK), which is the official currency of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. Denmark did not adopt the Euro but the Krone is pegged to the Euro at a rate of 7.46 and must remain within 2.25% of that level. One krone is subdivided into 100 øre. The oldest known Danish coin is the Penny, from around 825.
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Denmark 20 Kroner Gold Coin 1873 Christian IX Danish Gold Coin NGC MS65
Denmark 20 Kroner Gold Coin 1873 Christian IX Danish Gold Coin NGC MS65
£ 600.00
1873, Denmark, Christian IX. Large Gold 20 Kroner Coin. (8.96gm!) NGC MS62(+)
1873, Denmark, Christian IX. Large Gold 20 Kroner Coin. (8.96gm!) NGC MS62(+)
£ 766.92
1908, Denmark, Frederick VIII. Large Gold 20 Kroner Coin. (8.06gm!) NGC MS-64!
1908, Denmark, Frederick VIII. Large Gold 20 Kroner Coin. (8.06gm!) NGC MS-64!
£ 611.83
1873 DENMARK King Christian IX ANTIQUE VINTAGE Gold 20 Kroner Coin NGC i92191
1873 DENMARK King Christian IX ANTIQUE VINTAGE Gold 20 Kroner Coin NGC i92191
£ 2,186.77
1910 DENMARK King FREDERIK VIII Crown ANTIQUE OLD Gold 20 Kroner Coin NGC i89593
1910 DENMARK King FREDERIK VIII Crown ANTIQUE OLD Gold 20 Kroner Coin NGC i89593
£ 2,407.85
Denmark 1910 VBP 20 Kroner Gold Coin ICG MS64 GEM BU 0.2593 Oz AGW KM#810
Denmark 1910 VBP 20 Kroner Gold Coin ICG MS64 GEM BU 0.2593 Oz AGW KM#810
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1915- Rare - Denmark Christian X Gold 20 Kroner Coin in Uncirculated Condition
1915- Rare - Denmark Christian X Gold 20 Kroner Coin in Uncirculated Condition
£ 549.00
1908 Denmark Gold 20K ANACS MS63 20 Kroner Danish Coin VBP MS 63 Frederik RARE
1908 Denmark Gold 20K ANACS MS63 20 Kroner Danish Coin VBP MS 63 Frederik RARE
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