The obverse of the 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin features the portrait of Christian X, eldest son of King Frederik III. and one of the most appreciated and beloved Danish kings. His portrait is facing right. He was the king that ruled Denmark through both World Wars, reigning from 1912 until 1947. It is also known under the name of the “Equestrian King” because during World War II he opposed the Nazi occupation, a fact that led to his house arrest. However, this opposition was what made the Danish nation so strong. The head side of a 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin has also inscribed the name of this beloved monarch “CHRISTIAN X KONGE AF DANMARK”.
The reverse of a 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin depicts the Danish coat of arms which is a common tail side to all the three Danish kings gold coins. At the bottom of the coin is inscribed the denomination “20 KRONER” and the minting year. The little heart engraved designates the Copenhagen Mint.
Compared with the British Sovereigns which are very popular, the 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin is just a little bit larger than these so well-known coins. As a consequence their price is also situated on an appropriate level. For the moment being, the Danish gold coins with a 20 Kroner denomination have a price only slighter higher which is determined by their advantage in weight. However, the Danish coins are scarcer in mintage than the British gold coins so they surely would be appropriately valued in the future. So it is possible for a 20 Kroner Christian X gold coin to become very profitable in the next years for collectors and investors owning such a coin.
It is estimated that only 3.7 million gold coins bearing the portrait of King Christian X with denomination of 20 Kroner were minted. And from these coins we must also take into consideration that many were lost and destroyed, so it is extremely hard to find 20 Kroner Christian X. gold coins.