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Danish 10 kroner Frederik VIII Gold Coin

Tavex is pleased to offer the 10 kroner Frederik VIII gold coin, part of Denmark’s most treasured gold coin series. Danish 10 kroner were first struck in 1873 following the establishment of what would become the world’s most successful gold-backed monetary agreement, the Scandinavian Currency Union. The 10 kroner are of great historical importance as they were the foundation of this union that ushered in four decades of prosperity, stability and peace – an epoch embodied in these durable 21.6 karat gold coins. Masterfully crafted by the Royal Danish Mint, the 10 kroner Frederik VIII gold coin is decorated with the rich coat of arms of Denmark and gilded with an effigy of the king himself. It can therefore been seen that the 10 kroner gold coins are priceless heirlooms of Denmark’s history, making perfect gifts or collector’s items.

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  • 10 kroner form part of Denmark’s most famous gold coinage. Danish gold kroner issued from 1873 to 1914 are associated with a period in Denmark’s history marked by peace, a rise in general prosperity and, most importantly, four decades of stable prices. It is no wonder that 10 kroner are the most sought-after gold coins in Denmark.
  • 10 kroner are perfect for coin collections. These coins were at the heart of the Scandinavian Currency Union, an almost perfect monetary system of the time, which makes them a great pick for historical coin collections.
  • 10 kroner coins are wonderful gifts. This coin comes in an affordable weight and is embellished with the rich coat of arms of the country, a perfect gift for those who hold Denmark in high esteem.
  • 10 kroner gold coins are money. They are exempt from Value Added Tax, and as such are exchangeable throughout Europe by bullion dealers and investors alike.
  • 10 kroner are the equivalent of savings. Danish 10 gold kroner are an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning physical gold coins.
  • 10 kroner gold coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes sovereign gold coins serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk. 





King Frederik VIII depicted on the second version of the 10 kroner gold coin

Frederik was born in 1843 in the Yellow Palace in Copenhagen. He was the eldest son of King Christian IX and the second king to be depicted on the 10 kroner gold coin. Following his military education he became Crown Prince of Denmark and received a seat in the State Council where he assisted his father in different governmental duties. In 1868, he married Princess Louise of Sweden who belonged to the Bernadotte dynasty, the same royal dynasty to which the current Swedish King Carl XVI Gustav belongs. Princess Louise was the first Swedish princess to be married into the Danish royal house since the 15th century and their marriage was seen as a way of creating friendship between Denmark and Sweden. Frederik served besides his father as crown prince for 43 years and ascended to the throne following his father’s death in 1906. The first 10 kroner gold coin to carry his effigy was released in 1908 and was stopped in 1912 when Frederik passed away. King Frederik VIII is remembered as a liberal ruler who, unlike his father, supported the new Danish parliamentarian system of government. 

Face value descriptionDiameterFinenessGold weight in gramsProduct weight in gramsGold weight in Troy ouncesManufacturer country
10 kroner189004.032274.48030.12964Denmark

The obverse portrays King Frederik VIII. Around his effigy is the text “FREDERIK VIII DANMARKS KONGE” which translates as “Frederik VIII Denmark’s King”. 

The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Denmark. It is extremely rich in detail and contains different animals on a shield draped with an ermine cape and topped with a crown. The animals are a symbolic representation of individual regions of the kingdom. The coat of arms is half encircled by the year of mintage, the denomination “10 kroner”, a small heart, which is the mark of the Royal Danish Mint, and the signature of the master engraver “VBP”.

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule if desired.

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