{Sold} 1986 Iceland The Island Lady of the Mountain - 100th Anniversary of Icelandic Banknotes, 500-Kronur Silver Proof-Like Coin, 35 mm 20 Grs.
{Sold} 1986 Iceland The Island Lady of the Mountain - 100th Anniversary of Icelandic Banknotes, 500-Kronur Silver Proof-Like Coin, 35 mm 20 Grs.

{Sold} 1986 Iceland The Island Lady of the Mountain - 100th Anniversary of Icelandic Banknotes, 500-Kronur Silver Proof-Like Coin, 35 mm 20 Grs.

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1986 Iceland The Island Lady of the Mountain - 100th Anniversary of Icelandic Banknotes, 500-Kronur Silver Proof-Like Coin, 35 mm 20 Grs.

Coin is uncirculated mint, Lustrous proof-Like. Beautiful.
Any marks seen resides on the capsule.

Country.     Iceland / Island
Year.           1986
Value          500 Kronur
Composition. Silver
Weight.       20 g
Diameter.    35 mm

- Island Lady of the Mountain:-
The Lady of the Mountain (Icelandic: fjallkonan) is the female incarnation (national personification) of Iceland.

The personification of a nation as a woman was widespread in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe.

The picture of the woman is to represent Iceland, thus she has a crown of ice on her head, from which fires erupt. On her shoulder is the raven, Iceland's most characteristic bird, Óðinn's ancient friend and the favourite of poets, a great and knowledgeable carrier of news. Over the seas flutters a seagull, but across the surf of time and history are borne rune-staves to the land and up into the embrace of the woman, and she has picked one of them up. This is intended as a symbol of our land of literature and history. It is night, with a starry sky and the moon up. Behind are mountains, moonlight on the ridges.

Since the establishment of the Icelandic republic in 1944 it has been traditional for a woman to play the role of the Lady of the Mountain during the national holiday celebrations (17 June). The woman chosen for the role will typically be a well-known actress or an otherwise notable individual, she is dressed in skautbúningur (the national costume) and presents herself to read a single poem.

The idea of the Lady of the Mountain as motherland was a counterweight to the idea of the Danish King as 'father' in nineteenth-century Iceland under Danish rule, and after independence in 1944 became one of the images through which feminism and the idea of powerful women, such as Iceland's first female president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, were made to seem a natural part of Icelandic culture.

- Iceland Banknotes: -
The króna or krona (sometimes called Icelandic crown)is the currency of Iceland. Iceland is the second smallest country by population, after the Seychelles, to have its own currency and monetary policy.

Like the Nordic currencies (such as the Danish krone, Swedish krona and Norwegian krone) that participated in the historical Scandinavian Monetary Union, the name króna (meaning crown) comes from the Latin word corona ("crown").

The name "Icelandic crown" is sometimes used, for example in the financial markets.

The Danish krone was introduced to Iceland in 1874, replacing the earlier Danish currency, the rigsdaler. In 1885, Iceland began issuing its own banknotes.

The Icelandic krona separated from the Danish krone after the dissolution of the Scandinavian Monetary Union at the start of World War I and Icelandic sovereignty from Denmark in 1918.

                    
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