|THE CURRENCY REFORM OF 1875
The new currency law was signed by King Chr. IX on Amalienborg Castle
23.5.1873. This resulted in a currency reform from 1.1.1875, where skilling
was replaced by øre, whereby the blue 2 skilling and the red 4 skilling
postal cards were replaced by blue 4 øre and red 8 øre postal cards. After
the currency reform the use of skilling postal cards was possible up to
15.1.1891 when they were announced invalid in Officielle Meddelelser
(Official Notices). Therefore is it possible to find skilling postal cards
used in the øre period, but also mixed frankings (skilling/øre) can be
skilling postal card upfranked with 2 x 4 øre stamps.
The most common mixed franking is 2 skilling postal cards with 4 øre stamp.
postal cards (issued 1.4.1871) could also be used after the currency
reform (1.1.1875) untill 15.1.1891.