Norway 2-ØRE (KM410)
Norway 2-ØRE (KM410)

Norway 2-ØRE (KM410) Black Grouse

The Krause catalogue says the bird pictured on this coin is a Moor hen, meaning a Common moorhen which is found in Norway. However, it looks nothing like that bird, and I can find no other references to it being that bird (other than people quoting what Krause states).

The bird on this coin is a Black Grouse, which is also common in Norway. It is found in boglands near boreal forests. The male Black Grouse has a distinctive lyre-shaped tail, which is clearly pictured on the coin.

This coin was minted from 1958 to 1972, when 2-øre coins were discontinued.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 21 mm
  • Composition: Bronze
  • CAT#: KM410

Reverse Legend

2 ØRE NORGE

Edge Legend

O V

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