The 1-öre coin is a silver coin of 3cm diameter and 1.5mm thickness. It is about the same size of a Hong Kong one-dollar coin, but it is in silver. It is a 16-point scallop coin.
The word öre originated from the öre or øre in Scandinavia, in which the word derives from the latin aureus (gold), the name of a Roman Empire coin that worth 25 denarii. Due to heavy inflation in the Roman Empire, the value of such gold coins depreciated and became a coin in small amount.