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Norway Norge Noreg 50 Ore coin earrings Norwegian Elkhound dog husky Spitz type Moose hunting dog man’s best friend pet Oslo Bergen Stavanger Sandnes Trondheim Drammen Fredrikstad Sarpsborg Porsgrunn Skien Alesund Norsemen Vikings Bokmal Nynorsk e000277

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Norway 50 Øre {1958-1973} 12S

head of state: Olav V

front: a running Norwegian Elkhound dog

The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the ancient Northern Spitz-type breed of dog and is the National Dog of Norway. The Elkhound has served as a hunter, guardian, herder, and defender. It is known for its courage in tracking and hunting moose (or elk) and other large game, such as bears or wolves. The Norwegian Elkhound was first presented at a dog exhibition in Norway in 1877. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, and Elkhounds have been found buried in Viking burial grounds. They make excellent family pets.

The AKC breed name "Norwegian Elkhound" is a direct translation from its original Norwegian name Norsk Elghund, meaning "Norwegian moose dog." The breed's object in the hunt is to independently track down and hold the moose at bay—jumping in and out toward the moose, distracting its attention, while signaling to the hunters by barking very loudly

back: Olav V portrait

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coins
• diameter: 22 mm
• weight: 4.8 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6X2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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