Danish West Indies 1 cent  1859 to 1883
Danish West Indies 1 cent 1859 to 1883

These are generally quite valuable coins and searchable by collectors. They come from the Danish West Indies (the US Virgin Islands today) and show a crowned shield of Denmark with ruler King Christian IX and denomination within wreath on the other side. Coins dated before 1868 look the same, but bear the name of Frederik instead of Christian.

Typical catalog values run like this. Coins dated 1879 are especially valuable.

1 CENT 1859, 1860, 1868, 1878, 1883
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $300

1 CENT 1879
worn: $120 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $350
well preserved: $625

The 1878 coin in our picture comes from Heritage Auctions. It is in beautiful condition and sold for $220 in a 2014 auction.

Consult our Important Terminology page for instructions about interpreting catalog values.

Coin: 17775 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Sarah, Sat, 13-Sep-2014 02:02:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 13-Sep-2014 06:45:32 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 05-Jun-2017 12:26:51 GMT
Requester description: 1883 1883 one cent hansk vestindisk on one side. The word Christian IX konge AF DANMARA on the other side
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