Norway 50 Ore  1874 to 1904
Norway 50 Ore 1874 to 1904

One can never be sure these days, Asra, but if your coin is genuine and not a counterfeit, you have a valuable coin. It is from Norway, as you suspect, and it catalogs for $300 US dollars in average circulated condition. This is inflated catalog value. Use our Important Terminology link to understand what this means.

Common date Norwegian 50 ore in this series of coins usually run about $10 catalog value in worn condition, $40 when average circulated, $100 when well preserved, and the values and rise to $200 to $300 in fully uncirculated condition. Were Asra's rare-date 1885 coin fully uncirculated, it would catalog at a whopping $1000.

You should consider having your coin certified and encapsulated by one of these services: PCGS, NGC, ICG, or ANACS (look them up on the Internet).

The good dates in this series, with values similar to Asra's 1885 specimen, are 1874, 1875, 1880 and 1885.
The 1874 and 1875 dates are slightly less scarce in fully uncirculated condition, but still more valuable than the common dates, with a catalog value around $800.

Some decent dates are 1877, 1887 and 1904, which catalog for around $100 when average circulated and $500 when fully uncirculated.

Coins dated 1889 and 1897 aren't too bad either, with catalog values of $15 when worn and $60 when average circulated.

CoinQuest thanks Mogens in Denmark who found this coin (are you ready?) with a metal detector. Way to go, Mogens! Check out his web site to see other cool stuff he has found.

Coin: 1792 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: ASRA, Wed, 04-Nov-2009 16:12:01 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 02-Jun-2013 11:35:44 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Tue, 19-May-2015 14:06:05 GMT
Requester description: 1885 22 mm diameter. 'Oscar II Norges o.Sver.Konge' above profile of bearded man with wavy hair facing left. Below 'Broderfolkenes Vel' On reverse is '50 Ore' aboveSheild with rampant lion holding an axe topped by a crown. Wreath circles the bottom of the coin with 1885 at bottom. Crossed axes separate 18 from 85
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