This week's featured coin is a 1/2 Krone from 16th century Denmark. It celebrates the birth of ruler Christian VII, who was King of Denmark and Norway, and the Duke of Schleswig and Holstein from 1766 until his death in 1808. Historians say of the king that he had much personality and the capacity for great talent, but he was badly educated and terrorized by a vicious guardian named Detlev Reventlow. Christian thus suffered from severe mental problems as he aged and possibly schizophrenia. Christian died in 1808 at Rendsburg, Schleswig from a brain aneurysm at the age of 59.
The obverse of the coin features the right facing bust of the king, while the reverse shows the inscription "DEN 29 JANUARII" within a wreath and the inscription GLORIA EX AMORE PATIAE.
The mintage figures of the coin are unknown and it carries a value of approximatly $200 in VG contion to $1,250 in XF condition.
KM# - 621
Government - Kingdom
Coinage Type - Standard Coinage (Through 1813)
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.833
Weight - 8.994 g 0.2409 oz ASW