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Norway 2, 4, and 8 Skilling  1773 to 1795
Norway 2, 4, and 8 Skilling 1773 to 1795

Norway was Danish (Danske) until 1814, which explains the Danish skilling denomination. These are difficult to find in good condition, and their value rises quickly as state of preservation goes up.

The coin in our picture comes from respected eBay seller swt.dkcoin and CoinQuest thanks them for use of their coin photo.

Coins of Denmark from same period can look very similar (Denmark-Norway was one country at that time.) Norwegian coins however always have the small symbol of two crossed hammers: this was the mint mark used at the Oslo mint.

Here are some typical catalog values for coins dated 1773 to 1795 with the crowned C7 pattern on the front and the crowned oval shield on the back:

2 SKILLING
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $40
coins dated 1778 are worth about 4 times these values

4 SKILLING
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $50
well preserved: $125

8 SKILLING before 1787
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $30
well preserved: $90
coins dated before 1778 are worth slightly more than these values

8 SKILLING after 1786
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $225
well preserved: $550
coins dated 1788 are more common and catalog at $110 average circulated

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 5735 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Craig, Mon, 04-Oct-2010 18:53:45 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 22-Aug-2012 14:41:35 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 02-Nov-2016 19:53:25 GMT
Requester description: 1785 It is very worn. it has a 6 with curly tail and a 7 going though it and a crown over them and some lettering around 3/4 of the edge very worn cant read them. can just make out the word VAN the other side: 'DANKSE' '8 SKILLING' '17 H.I (crossed hammers)A.B 85' around the edge. It has a emblim of an O shape with a crown sitting on it. the O is divided in 3 sections the lower section has three crowns, the rest is hard to make out.
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