"The Faroe Islands uses a localized, non-independent version of the Danish krone, known as the "Faroese króna pegged with the Danish krone at par, using the Danish coin series, but have their own series of distinct banknotes, first being issued in the 1950s and later modernized in the 1970s and the 2000s.
"Greenland adopted the Act on Banknotes in Greenland in 2006 with a view to introducing separate Greenlandic banknotes. The Act entered into force on 1 June 2007. In the autumn of 2010, a new Greenlandic government indicated that it did not wish to introduce separate Greenlandic banknotes and "Danmarks Nationalbank ceased the project to develop a Greenlandic series. Still, Greenland continues to use Danish kroner as sole official currency. Historically, "Greenland under the colonial administration issued distinct banknotes between 1803 and 1968, together with coins between 1926 and 1964 (see "Greenland rigsdaler and "Greenland krone).
Alloys and colour scheme
The design of the coin series is intended to ensure that the coins are easy to distinguish from each other:
The series is therefore divided into three sequences, each with its own metal colour. This division into colours has its roots in history. In earlier times, the value of the coins was equivalent to the value of the metal from which they were minted: gold was used for the coins of the highest denominations, silver for the next-highest, and copper for the lowest coin denominations. This correlation between colour and value has been retained in the present coin series (see examples to the right). The 50-øre coins are thus minted from copper-coloured bronze, the 1-, 2- and 5-krone coins from a silver-coloured cupronickel alloy, and the 10- and 20-krone coins from golden aluminium bronze.
The coins differ in terms of size, weight and rim. Within each sequence the diameter and weight of the coins increase with their value. The 50-øre and 10-krone coins have smooth rims, while the rims of the 1- and 5-krone coins are milled. The rims of the 2- and 20-krone coins have interrupted milling. The 1-, 2- and 5-krone coins have a hole in the middle. Use of these various characteristics makes it easy for the blind and sight-impaired to tell the coins apart.
|"50-øre||21.5 mm||1.55 mm||4.3 g||"Tin-"bronze||Smooth||"Crown of King Christian V||Heart
(symbol of the Royal Mint)
|"1-kr.||20.25 mm||1.6 mm||3.6 g||"Cupronickel
75% Cu, 25% Ni
Queen Margrethe II
|Traditional design (holed)|
|2-kr.||24.5 mm||1.8 mm||5.9 g||Interrupted milling|
|5-kr.||28.5 mm||2 mm||9.2 g||Milled|
|10-kr.||23.35 mm||2.3 mm||7 g||"Aluminium bronze
92% Cu, 6% Al, 2% Ni
|Smooth||"Queen Margrethe II||"The national coat of arms|
|20-kr.||27 mm||2.35 mm||9.3 g||Interrupted milling|
|For table standards, see the "coin specification table.|
Commemoratives and thematic coins
The coins of the programme have the same size and metal composition as the regular coins of their denomination.
The first series, 20-krone coins featuring towers in Denmark, ran between 2002 and 2007 and spawned ten different motifs. Upon selecting the towers, importance had been attached not only to display aesthetic towers, but also towers with different form, functions and from different regions of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The last coin depicting the "Copenhagen City Hall was issued in June 2007, marking the end of the series. A second series of 20-krone coins, starting in 2007 with twelve different planned motifs and ten already released by November 2011, shows Denmark as a maritime nation in the world, featuring iconic Danish, Faroese and Greenlandic ships and like the previous series of tower coins, the series reflect various landmarks in shipbuilding in the three countries.
In 2005, Danmarks Nationalbank issued the first in a series of five 10-krone commemorative coins with motifs from "Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. The motifs depicted on the coins were chosen to illustrate various aspects and themes central to the fairy tales with the fifth and final fairy tale coin inspired by "The Nightingale being issued on 25 October 2007. In 2007, as the fairy tale series ended, a second series of three 10-krone commemorative coins was introduced, celebrating the "International Polar Year. Featuring motifs of a polar bear, "the Sirius Sledge Patrol and the "Aurora Borealis, the coins aimed to accentuate scientific research in the backdrop of Greenlandic culture and geography. The third and final coin entitled 'Northern Lights' marked the completion of the series in 2009.
Most Danish banknotes (with a few exceptions) issued after 1945 are valid as payment. Banknotes has since 1945 been issued with the values: 5 kroner, 10 kroner, 20 kroner, 50 kroner, 100 kroner, 200 kroner, 500 kroner & 1000 kroner.
The process of designing the 'Bridge' banknotes was initiated in 2006 by the Danish National Bank. The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes, or details from these landscapes. Danish artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways: bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and as links between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges, the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges. Among the new security features is a window thread ("Motion") with a moving wave pattern. Another feature is a new, sophisticated hologram that reflects light in different colors. The new banknotes also have the traditional security features such as the watermark and the hidden security thread.
|Image||Value||Dimensions||Main color||Description||Date of|
|""||""||50 kroner||125 × 72 mm||Purple||"Sallingsund Bridge||Skarpsalling "vessel||Denomination and "Skuldelev Viking Ship in "Roskilde Fjord||2009||11 August 2009|
|""||""||100 kroner||135 × 72 mm||Orange/Gold||"Little Belt Bridge||Hindsgavl "dagger||2010||4 May 2010|
|""||""||200 kroner||145 × 72 mm||Green||"Knippelsbro||Langstrup "belt plate||2010||19 October 2010|
|""||""||500 kroner||155 × 72 mm||Blue||"Queen Alexandrine Bridge||Keldby bronze "pail||2011||15 February 2011|
|""||""||1000 kroner||165 × 72 mm||Red||"Great Belt Bridge||"Trundholm Sun Chariot||2011||24 May 2011|
|These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter. For table standards, see the "banknote specification table.|
Within context, some of the banknotes have figurative meanings with the 100-krone note sometimes referred to as a hund (dog) shortening the word hundrede (a hundred). The 500-krone note can be referred to as a plovmand (ploughman) because previous circulations of the note featured a picture of a man with a plough and the 1000-krone note, too, can be referred to as a tudse (toad) taken from a wordplay on the word tusinde meaning a thousand. The 1000-krone note may also be referred to as an egern (squirrel) because of previous circulations of the note featuring a squirrel["citation needed].
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