Visit with us as we take a look at a banknote from Iceland. Iceland is a Nordic Island nation found in the North Atlantic Ocean. Surprisingly, for Iceland’s northern location, the country has a mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream which keeps the ocean warmer. The island nation is home to several glaciers and hot geysers. The hot geysers being used to heat homes and to maintain hothouses for agriculture.

This week’s banknote is Iceland’s 10 Kronur p48a 1961. It is a paper note with Icelandic text. The front of the note displays an image of Arngrimur Jonsson. The back of the note shows an old Islandic family gathering. This banknotes watermark is Jon Sigurosson.

Arngrimur Jonsson was a scholar and historian. Jonsson is known for his writings on Iceland’s, Norway’s, Sweden’s and Denmark’s history. One of his most notable works being Brevis Commentarius de Islandia which defended Iceland against some previous publications that portraited the country and its people in a negative light. Arngrimur Jonsson’s works were mainly written in Latin instead of his native Islandic. His academic achievements weren’t widely accepted until the end of the 17th century.

Jon Sigurosson was an Icelandic scholar and statesman. Sigurosson was instrumental in Iceland’s independence movement that sought self-governance from Denmark. He led his country in resisting the adoption of Denmark’s constitutional reform. After years of Iceland refusing the reform, Denmark granted Iceland a constitution that allowed for more autonomy. Sigurosson never requested for full separation from Denmark; however, he felt that self-governance would allow Iceland to grow and mature.

The 10 Kronur is an eye-catching banknote. It displays an Icelandic family gathering and Arngrimur Jonsson. This 10 Kronur banknote is our current featured note and will be offered at a discounted price for a limited time. The current price for this note is $4.25, but it is subject to change. To see more about this note or other notes like it, head to our website.

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At the bottom, we have added some photos taken in Iceland. These photos were sent to us by one of our great customers who traveled to Iceland. The first photo shows a geyser. The second is a photo of some Icelandic horses. The horses are 5-gaited, the extra gait is between a canter and a gallop and is similar to a very fast trot. This is called a Flying Pace.

Country: Iceland
Denomination: 10 Kronur
Pick #: 48
Banknote Book #: 807
Year: 1961
Grade: UNC
Other Info: Sign 38
Coloration: Blue/Pink
Depictions: Arngrimur Jonsson; Old Icelandic household scene
Note Size: 5″ x 2 3/4″
Continent: Europe
Watermark: J. Sigurthsson

Geyser in Iceland
Icelandic horses. The horses are 5-gaited, the extra gait is between a canter and a gallop and is similar to a very fast trot. This is called a Flying Pace.