Norway 50-ØRE (KM408) Norwegian Elkhound
The Norwegian Elkhound -- or Norsk Elghund in Norwegian -- literally means 'Norwegian moose dog' and yes, they were used for hunting moose. Don't be confused by 'elk' because that is what a moose is sometimes called outside North America. And don't be confused by 'hound' because this dog is not a hound. But apparently it is the National Dog of Norway.
This coin was issued from 1958 to 1973 and 50-øre has been the smallest denomination coin in Norway since 1983.
- Diameter: 22 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM408