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Kingdom of Denmark
Kongeriget Danmark'
Timeline: The 1848 Game (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Danmark
Flag of Denmark No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
(and largest city)
København "Copenhagen"
  others Faroese, Greenlandic and German
Religion Church Of Denmark
King Christian IX of Denmark
Established 1397
Currency Rigsdaler, Reichsthaler, Riksdaler and Rijksdaalder

The Kingdom Of Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark) is an independent country in Europe, Jutland (Cimbrian Peninsula). Its population is about one million people. The King Of Denmark is Christian IX, Predecessor Frederick VII (List Of Danish Kings). Christian IX is in the House of Oldenburg.    


The Danish Government Uses Monarchy As King Christian IX of Denmark (List) of Kings


The Kingdom Of Denmark Uses Rigsdaler (Other names: Reichsthaler, Riksdaler, Rijksdaalder)

The Danish currency system established in 1625 consisted of 12 penning = 1 skilling, 16 skilling = 1 mark, 6 mark = 1 rigsdaler and 8 mark = 1 krone.[1] From 1713, two separate systems coexisted, courant and species, with courant being a debased currency also used for banknote issue. The rigsdaler species contained 437 of a Cologne mark of fine silver (i.e., 9¼ rigsdaler species equaled one Cologne mark).

In 1813, following a financial crisis, a new currency system was introduced, based on the rigsbankdaler. This was divided into 96 rigsbank skilling and was equal to half a rigsdaler species or 6 rigsdaler courant.

A further change was made in 1854. The rigsdaler species name disappeared and the names rigsbankdaler and rigsbank skilling became rigsdaler and skilling rigsmønt. Thus, there were 96 skilling rigsmønt to the rigsdaler.

In 1873, Denmark and Sweden formed the Scandinavian Monetary Union and the rigsdaler was replaced by the Danish krone. An equal valued krone/krona of the monetary union replaced the three currencies at the rate of 1 krone/krona = ½ Danish rigsdaler = ¼ Norwegian speciedaler = 1 Swedish riksdaler. Because of this reform, where two Danish kroner was then of equal worth to the Danish daler, the "tokrone" coins got the common name of "daler" as they were functionally the same (the real daler got retired)

In the late 18th century, coins were issued in denominations of ½, 1, 2, 4, 8, 24 and 32 skilling, 115, ¼, ⅓, ½ and 1 rigsdaler specie. From 1818, 1, 2 and 32 rigsbank skilling coins are issued, with 1 rigsdaler species from 1820. From 1826, gold coins are issued denominated in "Frederiks d'Or" or "Christians d'Or" (depending on the name of the ruling king). The "d'or" is nominally worth 10 rigsdaler, although the currency is on a silver standard. In 1838, ½ rigsbank skilling coins are introduced.

Between 1840 and 1843, a new coinage is introduced, consisting of 15, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 16 and 32 rigsbank skilling, 1 rigsbankdaler and 1 rigsdaler species. Denominations between 4 rigsbank skilling and 1 rigsbankdaler are also inscribed with the denomination in the currency of Schleswig-Holstein, the Schilling Courant, of which there are 60 to the Speciethaler, equal to the rigsdaler species. These denominations are 1¼, 2½, 5, 10 and 30 Schilling Courant. The renaming of the currency units in 1854 leads to the issuing of coins for ½, 1, 4 and 16 skilling rigsmønt, 1 and 2 rigsdaler. Gold "d'or" coins continued to be issued


Genaral = Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Moltke





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