This beautiful bronze coin was issued from 1958 to 1973. 5-øre coins were discontinued after 1982. In 2007 there were an estimated 120,000 moose (Alces alces) in Norway. This same species is called 'Elk' in British English, which can be very confusing, since in North America an Elk is a totally different animal.
The obverse features a portrait of King Olav V, who reigned from 1951 to 1991.
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