Danish Currency - DKK - "Krone"

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Danish Currency - DKK - "Krone"
 
Danish Banknotes & Coins
 

The Danish Banknotes...
…money - money - money - must be funny - in a rich man’s world!

When visiting Denmark - tourists will be presented with these banknotes called the 2009-2011 series. But tourists will still meet the 1997 and 1972 series of banknotes in circulation.

The Theme of the banknotes

The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes - or details from these landscapes. The artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways - bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and a historical clutch between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges - the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges.

1000-Krone Banknote
A new 1000-krone banknote has also been released. The new series makes it even more difficult to counterfeit or copy genuine banknotes. The banknotes have been designed by the artist Karin Birgitte Lund and have Danish bridges and prehistoric finds - as their motifs.

The new 1000-krone banknote shows The Great Belt Bridge and The Sun Chariot.

The Great Belt Bridge
The Great Belt Bridge - consisting of the Eastern and Western sections was opened in 1998.

The Sun Chariot
The Sun Chariot was found in September 1902 when Trundholm Bog in north-western Zealand was ploughed for the first time. It was made in the early Bronze Age in approximately 1400 BC.

500-krone banknote
The 500-krone banknote - was issued in the middle of February 2011 - and depicts Dronning Alexandrines Bro and the bronze pail from Keldby.

Dronning Alexandrines Bro
The bridge - Dronning Alexandrines Bro - also called the Møn Bridge - was opened in 1943.

The Bronze Pail
The bronze pail from Keldby on the island of Møn was unearthed by a plough near Trehøje in the period before 1826.

200-krone banknote
200-krone banknote - was issued in October 2010 - depicting Knippelsbro (Copenhagen) - and a bronze belt-plate from Langstrup - Jutland.

Knippelsbro
Knippelsbro (Knippels Bridge) links Slotsholmen in Copenhagen to Christianshavn on the isle of Amager. The first bridge on this site was built from 1618 to 1620 by King Christian IV - whereas the present Knippelsbro - the fifth in the series - dates back to 1937.

Langstrup Belt Plate
The bronze belt plate from Langstrup in North Zealand was found before 1880 in a bog together with two spiral bangles - and a bronze knife. It is the largest - fully preserved belt plate known to come from the early Bronze Age - approximately 1400 BC.

50-krone - and 100-krone banknotes

The new 2009-2011 series of new banknotes include a 100-krone banknote publish in May 2010 - depicting the old Little Belt Bridge and the Hindsgavl dagger. And a 50-krone banknote release in August 2009 - depicting the brigde Sallingsundbroen and the Skarpsalling vessel.

The Design of New Danish banknotes 2009-2011

The new series makes it even more difficult to counterfeit or copy genuine banknotes. The banknotes have been designed by the artist Karin Birgitte Lund and have Danish bridges and prehistoric finds as their motifs. All Danish banknotes issued since the substitution of money in 1945 can be exchanged at face value at Danmarks Nationalbank.


Referendum in Denmark on joining the EURO

Danish Krone - and European EURO
A referendum on joining the EURO was held in Denmark on September
28. - 2000 - and was rejected by 53.2% of the Danish voters with a turnout of 87.6%. In favour for changing the Danish Currency DKK (Danish Krone) with the European EURO was 46.8% of the voters. The total numbers of Danish voters at this Referendum and issue of national concern to join the EURO was 3,503,525 voters. Since 2000 - no Danish government has suggested to tests the Danes loyalty of changing the strong and stable Danish Currency with the European EURO.

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First Danish banknote - 1728
The first Danish banknote was issued in 1713 - and the banknote was to have the same value as coins - but the Danes did not trust this paper money - and its value therefore soon fell to below the coin value. The banknotes were withdrawn again in 1728.
 
New 1000 Kroner (DKK)
The brand new 1000-krone banknote symbolises links between the past and present with motifs of Danish bridges and prehistoric artefacts.
 
New 500-Kroner (DKK)
A new 500-krone banknote was released in March 2011 - also with motifs of Danish bridges and prehistoric artefacts.
 
New 200-Krone Banknote
The latest 200-krone banknote issued in 2010 - with the same theme as the other new banknotes released.
 
The Danish Coins
The Danish coin series comprises six denominations: 50 øre - and 1 - 2 - 5 - 10 and 20 kroner. The 20-krone coin is the largest and most valuable - while the 50 øre coin is the less valuable.
 
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