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1841, Kingdom of Sweden, Charles XIV. Cu 1/3 Skilling (Banco) Coin. R! Key-Date!

Mint Year: 1841 Condition: About XF! Mintage: 13,000 pcs. Mint Place: Stockholm Denomination: 1/3 Skilling (Banco) References: KM-640 ($160 in VF!) Material: Copper Diameter: 20mm Weight: 4.52gm

Obverse: Crowned cypher of Charles XIV of Sweden surrounded by three crowns (royal caot-of-arms). Legend: FÖLKETS KÄRLER MIN BELÖNING   Reverse: Value (1/3) above denomination (SKILLING / BANCO), arrows in saltire and date (1841). All within wreath.

Oscar I (born Joseph François Oscar Bernadotte;   4 July 1799 – 8 July 1859) was King of Sweden and Norway from 1844 to   his death. When, in August 1810, his father Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was   elected Crown Prince of Sweden, Oscar and his mother moved from Paris   to Stockholm (June 1811). Oscar's father was the first ruler of the   current House of Bernadotte. Oscar's mother was Désirée Clary, Napoleon   Bonaparte's first fiancée. Her sister, Julie Clary, was married to   Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte. Désirée chose Napoleon to be   Oscar's godfather.

From Charles XIII of Sweden, on the day of the royal   adoption of his father, Oscar received the style of Royal Highness and   the title of Duke of Södermanland. He quickly acquired the Swedish   language. By the time he reached the age of majority he had become a   general favourite. His very considerable native talents were developed   by an excellent education,   and he soon came to be regarded as an   authority on all socio-political   questions. On January 17, 1816, he   was elected an honorary member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,   and in 1818, he was appointed chancellor of Uppsala University, where   he spent one semester.

In 1832-34 he completed the opera Ryno, the errant knight left unfinished on the death of the young composer Eduard Brendler.     In 1839 he wrote a series of articles on popular education, and (in     1841) an anonymous work, "Om Straff och straffanstalter", advocating   prison reforms. Twice during his father's lifetime he was viceroy of   Norway. By proxy at the Leuchtenberg Palace in Munich on 22 May 1823 and   in person at a wedding ceremony conducted in Stockholm on 19 June 1823   he married the Princess Josephine, daughter of Eugène de Beauharnais,   Duke of Leuchtenberg, and granddaughter of the Empress Josephine.

In 1824 and 1833, the Crown Prince was briefly   Viceroy of Norway.   In 1838 the king began to suspect his son of   plotting with the Liberal   politicians to bring about a change of   ministry, or even his own abdication. If Oscar did not actively assist   the Opposition on this occasion, his disapprobation of his father's   despotic behaviour was notorious, though he avoided an actual rupture.   Yet his liberalism was of the most cautious and moderate character, as   the Opposition,   shortly after his accession (8 March 1844), discovered   to their great   chagrin. He would not hear of any radical reform of   the cumbrous and   obsolete Constitution of 1809. But one of his   earliest measures was to establish freedom of the press. He also passed   the first law towards gender equality in Sweden when he in 1845 declared   that brothers and sisters should have equal inheritance, unless there   was a will.

He formally established equality between his two   kingdoms by introducing new flags with the common Union badge of Norway   and Sweden and a new coat of arms for the union. He also founded the   Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav on August 21, 1847, giving his   Norwegian kingdom its own order of chivalry. Most of the legislation   during Oscar I's reign aimed at improving the economic position of   Sweden, and the Riksdag of the Estates,   in its address to him in 1857,   declared that he had promoted the   material prosperity of the kingdom   more than any of his predecessors.

In foreign affairs Oscar I was a friend of the   principle of nationality. In 1848 he supported Denmark against the   Kingdom of Prussia in the First War of Schleswig; placed Swedish and   Norwegian troops in cantonments in Funen and North Schleswig   (1849–1850); and mediated the Truce of Malmö (26 August 1848). He was   also one of the guarantors of the integrity of Denmark (the London   Protocol, 8 May 1852).

As early as 1850 Oscar I had conceived the plan of a   dynastic union of the three Scandinavian kingdoms, but such difficulties   presented themselves that the scheme had to be abandoned. He succeeded,   however, in reversing his father's obsequious policy towards Imperial   Russia. His fear lest Russia should demand a stretch of coast along the   Varanger Fjord induced him to remain neutral during the Crimean War,   and, subsequently, to conclude an alliance with Great Britain and the   Second French Empire (25 November 1855) for preserving the territorial   integrity of Sweden-Norway.

He was the 968th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain.

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