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1940 Iceland Ísland 1 Krona coin pendant Icelandic crown Nordic cross World War 2 era Reykjavík Landvættir saga Griðungur Gammur Dreki Bergrisi Vík Skógar Grindavík Danish Kopavogur n001248

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Iceland 1 Krona {1925-1940} 3S

Christian X

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: Face value at the center, with ornaments to left and right.

Lettering: ÍSLAND
Translation: Iceland

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Aluminium-bronze coin
• diameter: 21.5 mm
• weight: 4.75 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24” brass ball chain, 2.4 mm thick {lightweight 5 g}
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} 
• no chain or cord

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