Kongsberg, Norway/070

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Silver coins, dating from the 1600s -- ½ speciedolar and 1 speciedolar. The "Kingdom of Denmark" is sometimes used to describe the political union between Norway and Denmark during the period 1536-1814, when the rigsdaler circulated freely between the two countries. These coins were analogous to the Swedish riksdaler. All were named after the German "Thaler" (or "Reichsthaler"), named after the "Joachimsthaler" from Joachimsthal in Bohemia (now Jáchymov in the Czech Republic).