Crown (currency)

A crown is a unit of currency used in the Czech Republic, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark (including the Faroe Islands and Greenland).

Norwegian krone coins

Alternative namesEdit

"Crown", or its equivalent in other languages, is derived from the Latin word corona. The symbol for crown is usually "kr". Some countries use another symbol for it like Íkr, -, Kč.

The local name for "crown" depends on the official language of the country.

Current useEdit

Historical useEdit


Current use of a currency called crownEdit

Country Currency Period Notes
  Czechia Czech koruna 1993–present Replaced Czechoslovakia koruna.
  Denmark Danish krone 1873–present Replaced Danish rigsdaler
  Faroe Islands Faroese króna 1949–present Form of Danish krone.
  Greenland Greenlandic koruuni 2008–present Form of Danish krone.
  Iceland Icelandic króna 1922–present Replaced Danish krone.
  Norway Norwegian krone 1875–present Replaced by Norwegian speciedaler.
  Sweden Swedish krona 1873–present Replaced Swedish riksdaler

Historical use of a currency called crownEdit

Country Currency Period Notes
  Austria Austrian krone 1918–1925 Replaced by Austrian schilling.
  Austria-Hungary Austro-Hungarian krone 1892-1918 Replaced by Austrian krone and Hungarian korona.
  Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Bohemian and Moravian koruna 1939–1945 Replaced by Czech koruna.
  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak koruna 1919–1939; 1945–1993 Replaced by Czech koruna and Slovak koruna.
  Estonia Estonian kroon 1928–1940; 1992–2011 Soviet ruble used in-between. Replaced by euro.
  Hungary Hungarian korona 1919–1926 Abandoned due to inflation. Replaced by Hungarian pengő.
  Slovakia Slovak koruna 1939–1945; 1993–2008 Replaced by euro.

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