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Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:58:21 PM »
 This is a set I used to own. I decided eventually that it was too medallic and sold it. It does have some superb designs, though. The denominations (2, 5 and 10 kronur) actually appear on the edge of the coins.
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Re: Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 08:02:38 PM »
Never noticed the runes on the bottom one before - neat!

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Re: Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 08:48:50 PM »
....The denominations (2, 5 and 10 kronur) actually appear on the edge of the coins.

I didn't know this. Thanks!

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Re: Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 10:45:34 PM »
Very strictly speaking, those are not coins. ;) At least they have never been legal tender.

The runes on the 2 kronur piece http://www.muenzauktion.com/pater/pic/110422013bz.jpg say something like "Alțingi was founded in 930" according to my catalog. The three pieces are government issued medals (minnispeningar), but the government never used its option to turn them into legal tender coinage ...

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Re: Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 12:41:59 AM »
But medals with denominations as edge inscriptions, note - so definitely a case of pseudo-coins.

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Re: Iceland 1930 Althing 1000 Years Commemmorative Set
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 02:24:12 PM »
Thanks coffee. Even more than a pseudo-coins, since they are issued by the official body.

Size of 2K matches with the regular issue? Higher didn't exist anyway so impossible to compare.

First thing that comes to my mind to compare, as wrote in the other topic are French and Belgian medals of 10c and 5F size recently included in SCWC (why, I don't know). Without any marked denomination and legal tender (although I believe Belgian 10 cents 1853 was circulating to a certain degree). It also reminds me of Austrian commemoratives, where some (Pribram and Schemnitz for instance), were defined as legal tender with denomination on the edge inscribed and were acceptable in everyday trade (although due to limited mintages not used too much)
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12928.0.html

Of course, any collector's final decision is what to collect, but I always like to see some facts and classifications first :)