Iceland

Lýðveldið Ísland, Reykjavik


Currency : Icelandic króna (1 ISK = 0,012 € )                   

Link http://www.visiticeland.com/

1 Krona (1 crown) since 1981 (75% copper and 25% nickel). On the obverse: a cod (Gadus morhua) ; fishery is a vital resource of the country. On the reverse: a giant, one of the four protectors of the island.



5 krónur (5 crowns) in circulation since 1981 (75% copper and 25% nickel).
On the obverse two dolphins (Delphinus delphis). On the reverse: coat of arms of Iceland. In one of "saga" it's wrtie that  the king of Denmark sent an evil in Iceland to punish the Icelanders. Then the devil tried to approach the island, it was stopped by a dragon in the east, by a huge vulture in the north, by a bull in the west and on the south by a giant.




Krónur 10 (10 kroner) in circulation since 1984 (75% copper and 25% nickel). Capelin (Mallotus villosus from): small fish living in the Arctic seas. The four guards Iceland (emblem) on the reverse.



Ancient coin of 10 kronur. The country was on a Norwegian and Danish possession in the late fourteenth century. In 1918 iceland became an independent state within the Kingdom of Denmark
 



50 krónur in circulation since 1987 (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel). A Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) and the emblem on the back.

100 krónur in circulation since 1987 (70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel) A Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) fish that eat mostly eggs.

The Icelandic Saga (Islendingasogur) are books of the thirteenth century with history and legends. They are still widely available to Iceland, because the language has not changed since then ! :1 króna


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