Denmark / Christian 10. (King Christian X)

Denmark - Christian 10. (King Christian X) (14 May 1912 - 20 April 1947)

Christian X (Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm; 26 September 1870 – 20 April 1947) was the King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only king of Iceland (where the name was officially Kristján X), between 1918 and 1944.

He was a member of the House of Glücksburg and the first member of his family since king Frederick VII to have actually been born into the Danish royal family; both his father and his grandfather were born as princes of a German ducal family. Among his siblings was King Haakon VII of Norway.

His character as a ruler has been described as authoritarian and he strongly stressed the importance of royal dignity and power. His reluctance to embrace democracy resulted in the Easter Crisis of 1920, in which he dismissed the democratically elected cabinet with which he disagreed, and instated one of his own choosing. This was nominally his right in accordance with the constitution, but facing the risk of the monarchy being overthrown he was forced to accept democratic control of the state and the role as a nominal constitutional monarch.

In spite of becoming unpopular due to his resistance to democracy, during the German Occupation of Denmark he did become a popular symbol of resistance to German occupation, particularly because of the symbolic value of the fact that he rode every day through the streets of Copenhagen unaccompanied by guards.

With a reign spanning two world wars, and his role as a rallying symbol for Danish national sentiment during the German Occupation, he has become one of the most popular Danish monarchs of modern times.

The royal style of King Christian X initially was: "By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg". This style was used until 1918 when Iceland was elevated to an independent state in union with Denmark.

The full title of King Christian X from 1918 to 1944 was: "By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, Iceland, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg".

The full title of King Christian X following the 1944 dissolution of the Dano-Icelandic union was: "By the Grace of God, King of Denmark, the Wends and the Goths, Duke of Schleswig, Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Lauenburg and Oldenburg".

Denmark - Christian 10. (King Christian X): showing 10 of 10 coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Two Kroner 1912 Denmark / Two Kroner 1912 - reverse photo Denmark / Two Kroner 1912 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 101,917
Twenty Kroner 1913 Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1913 - reverse photo Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1913 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 815,000
Ten Kroner 1913 Denmark / Ten Kroner 1913 - reverse photo Denmark / Ten Kroner 1913 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 312,000
Five Ore 1913 Denmark / Five Ore 1913 - reverse photo Denmark / Five Ore 1913 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 216,000
Twenty Kroner 1914 Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1914 - reverse photo Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1914 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 920,000
Twenty Kroner 1915 Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1915 - reverse photo Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1915 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 532,000
Five Ore 1916 Denmark / Five Ore 1916 - reverse photo Denmark / Five Ore 1916 - obverse photo Material: Bronze
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 887,000
Twenty Kroner 1916 Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1916 - reverse photo Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1916 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mints:
Total Mintage: 1,401,000
Twenty Kroner 1917 Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1917 - reverse photo Denmark / Twenty Kroner 1917 - obverse photo Material: 0.900 Gold
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: unknown
Two Kroner 1945 Denmark / Two Kroner 1945 - reverse photo Denmark / Two Kroner 1945 - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: Copenhagen Mint
Mintage: 156,642
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To20 April 1947
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