The skilling (pronounced shilling in English) was the Scandinavian equivalent of the shilling. It was used as a subdivision of the various kinds of currencies named rigsdaler in use throughout Scandinavia, including the Danish rigsdaler, the Norwegian rigsdaler, and the Swedish riksdaler.
From 1625 to 1873, one Danish skilling (pronounced ['ske?l?e]) was equivalent to 1⁄96 of a rigsdaler. The word is still used colloquially for a small but unspecified amount of money ("lille skilling"). King Christian IX abolished the rigsdaler and skilling in favor of the kroner and ører in 1873.
From 1816, the Norwegian skilling (pronounced ['l:]) was equivalent to 1⁄120 of a speciedaler, and before that 1⁄120 of a rigsdaler specie, or 1⁄96 of a rigsdaler courant. It was introduced in Norway in the early 16th century and was abolished 1875.