I've designed the following coins for my micronation Fyksland, just thought it would be of interest to some of you.
The Fyksian kron (crown) is the legal tender in Fyksland, ISO 4217 currency code VKK. The kron is minted in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10. 1 kron is divided into 100 aurøn (sing.: aur). 10, 20, and 50 aur coins are currently used in general circulation. The Royal Mint continues to issue 1, 2 and 5 aur coins in collector sets.
Banknotes are issued for 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 krons.
Courtesy of the Royal Mint, below are images of coins.
The 10 Fyksian kron (10 Vkr) coin is a bi-metallic coin featuring 10 hearts on the reverse representing the people of Fyksland. It was designed by Stelea J. Loegen.
The 10 kron coin was introduced in 1998 and it is now the highest value of the regular issue Fyksian coinage.
The 5 Fyksian kron (5 Vkr) coin features five stylised blooming cyclamens -- the floral emblem of Fyksland -- on the reverse. The design was made by Denjela Tulvi chosen in a competition and it was introduced on the new coin in 1978. Like the 50 aurøn coin, the coin is decorated with beads on both sides.
The two Fyksian kron (2 Vkr) coin features two common sturgeons (Acipenser sturio) on the reverse. The design has not changed since the two kron coin was introduced in 1963. The initials of sculpter Pieter G. Hvin can be seen on the coin.
The two kron coin is a hexadecagon.
The one Fyksian kron (1 Vkr) coin features the national emblem on the reverse. The design had not changed since the emblem was re-adjusted in 1958.
The one Fyksian kron coin does not depict a numeric value. As such the inscription on the reverse reads: "(The) Fyksland Kron".
The 50 Fyksian aurs (50 aurøn) coin features a viking ship on the reverse representing the Norse heritage of Fyksland. The design has not changed since 1902 when the coin was redesigned. The initials of the designer Reigste Karlvi can be seen on the coin. Like the 5 kron coin, the coin is decorated with beads on both sides.
The 20 Fyksian aurs (20 aurøn) coin features a Celtic Tree of Life symbol on the reverse representing the Celtic heritage of Fyksland. The design has not changed since 1887 when the coin was redesigned. The initials of artist Dana Jaens can be seen on the coin. Like the 2 kron coin, the coin is a hexadecagon.
The 10 Fyksian aurs (10 aurøn) coin features on the reverse a well-known stone figurine of what is believed to be a deer unearthed in Fyksland dated to 700 B.C.. The design is a nod to the pre-historic civilisations existed in Fyksland. The design has not changed since 1898 when the coin was redesigned. The initials of the designer Sigmud Oerum can be seen on the coin.
The 10 aurøn is the lowest value circulation coin in Fyksian currency.
The common obverse shows the current monarch of Fyksland King Jaakot IV and the Latin inscription. The mintage year is franked by the two mint marks on left and right. The current design has been in use since 2005. Jaakot IV has appeared on Fyksian coinage since he succeeded his grandfather Kristian VI in 1995. The new coinage went into circulation the same day as the coronation. The current effigy of King Jaakot IV was introduced in 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of Jaakot IV on the throne.
The portrait of Jaakot IV at 34 years of age was done by sculpter Jön S. W. Mage. It is now used on all obverse on coins and on some series of definitive stamps. Like other previous effigies of Fyksian kings, the head faces left. The effigy would probably remain uncrowned until a new series is released to mark the silver jubilee.
Traditionally Latin is used to style the monarch on Fyksian coinage. The Latin inscription reads "Jacobus IV by the Grace of God, King". This phrase is dated to 1198 when Pope Innocent III first granted the use to Fyksian monarch. The phrase persisted even after the Church of Fyksland was excommunicated during the Reformation.
The mint mark was introduced in 1972 when the Royal Mint began to issue collector coins. The mint marks simply indicate that if the coin is for general circulation. General circulation coins bear the double Kölmäplaumøn marks. the Kölmäplaumøn symbol, or triflorion, is an ancient symbol dated back to Celtic mythology that symbolises the circulation of fortune.