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1929 1940 Iceland Ísland 1 Krona coin pendant Icelandic Viking Reykjavík coat of arms royal monogram King Christian X crown necklace n001248

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Iceland 1 Krona ~ Christian X FEATURING front: Icelandic coat of arms and royal monogram of King Christian X of Denmark topped with a crown. The coat of arms of Iceland displays a silver-edged, red cross on blue shield (blazoned: Azure, on a cross argent a cross gules). This alludes to the design of the flag of Iceland. At the beginning of World War II, Iceland was a sovereign kingdom in personal union with Denmark, with King Christian X as head of state. Iceland officially remained neutral throughout World War II. However, the British invaded Iceland on 10 May 1940. On 7 July 1941, the defence of Iceland was transferred from Britain to the United States, which was still a neutral country until five months later. On 17 June 1944, Iceland dissolved its union with Denmark and the Danish monarchy and declared itself a republic, which it remains to this day. back: royal monogram of King Christian X of Denmark topped with a crown • quantity 1 • demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Aluminium-bronze coin • diameter: 21.5 mm • weight: 4.75 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24" brass ball chain 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} ***If you need a different length black cotton necklace message me***