10 Krone    (sold for $211.0)


1908, Kingdom of Denmark, Frederick VIII. Gold 10 Kroner Coin. PCGS MS-64!

Mint Year: 1908 Denomination: 10 Kroner Reference: Friedberg 298, KM-809. Mint Place: Copenhagen (privy mark: heart) Mint Master: Vilhelm Burchard Poulsen (VBP) Condition: Certified and graded by PCGS as MS-64! Material: Gold (.900) Diameter: 18mm Weight: 4.48gm

Obverse: Head of Frederick VIII left. Legend: * FREDERIK * VIII * DANMARKS * KONGE * Exergue:   Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms above denomination (10 KRONER), flanked by date and mint master´s initials and privy mark. Legend: 1908 - 10 KRONER (privy mark: heart)  - VBP


Frederick VIII (Christian Frederik Vilhelm Carl) (3 June 1843 –   14 May 1912) was King of Denmark from 1906 to 1912.

He was the eldest son of King Christian IX and his wife, Denmark's   heiress, Louise of Hesse - and   was born in Copenhagen. As Crown Prince of Denmark he   formally took part in the war of 1864 against Austria and Prussia,   and subsequently assisted his father in the duties of government. He   became king of Denmark on Christian's death in January 1906.

In many ways Frederick VIII was a liberal ruler who was much more   favorable to the new parliamentarian system than his father had been.   Because of his very late accession to the throne he only got few years   to show his ability and he was weakened by ill health.

On his return journey from Nice a trip to France,   King Frederick made a short stop in Hamburg,   staying at the Hotel Hamburger Hof. The evening of his arrival,   Frederick (incognito) took a walk on the Jungfernstieg. While walking he   became faint and collapsed on a park bench and died. He was discovered   by a police officer who took him to a Hafen hospital where he was   pronounced dead. His cause of death was announced as a paralysis-attack.   He was interred with other members of the Danish royal family in Roskilde Cathedral near Copenhagen.

The royal families of Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Luxembourg are descended from King Frederick   VIII. Denmark comes naturally, Norway's family goes through the line of   his son, Prince Carl, and the families of Belgium and Luxembourg are   descended from his daughter, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark.

Louise of Hesse wanted her eldest son   married as well as her two daughters, Alexandra and Dagmar had. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom had two yet unmarried daughters, Princess Helena and Princess   Louise, and Louise tried to marry Frederick to one of them.   However, the British Queen didn't want her daughters to marry the heirs   to foreign crowns, as this would force them to live abroad. She   preferred German princes who could establish homes in the UK. In   addition, Victoria had always been pro-German and another Danish   alliance (Frederick's sister, Alexandra, had married Victoria's eldest   son, the Prince of Wales), would not   have been in line with her German interests.

In July 1868, Frederick became engaged to the 17-year-old only   daughter of Charles XV of Sweden, Louise of Sweden. Princess Louise's family was related by   marriage to Napoleon Bonaparte.   She belonged to the Bernadotte dynasty, which had ruled in   Sweden since 1818, when the founder, Jean-Baptiste   Bernadotte, one of Napoleon's generals, was elected King of Sweden   with the name of Charles XIV of Sweden. He   married Desiree Clary, who had   once been engaged to the French Emperor. Charles XIV's son, Oscar I of Sweden, married Josephine of Leuchtenberg,   grandddaughter of Napoleon's first wife, the Empress Josephine. King Oscar I and   Queen Josephine were Princess Louise's paternal grandparents.

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 Denomination: 10 Krone
 Metal: Gold
 State: Denmark
 Person: Frederick VIII of Denmark (1843 - 1912)
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Coin variations: 9 instance(s)
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