Commemorative coins of Denmark

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Coins issued from the Royal Danish Mint from 1848 to 1972[edit]

Specie Daler[edit]

28.8930 grams .875 silver 25.28 grams (0.892 oz) ASW 38 millimetres (1.5 in). in diameter

  • 1848 - Death of King Christian VIII, accession of King Frederik VII

2 Rigsdaler[edit]

28.8930 grams .875 silver 25.28 grams (0.892 oz) ASW 38 millimetres (1.5 in). in diameter

  • 1863 - Death of King Frederik VII, accession of King Christian IX

2 Kroner[edit]

15.0000 grams .800 silver 12.00 grams (0.423 oz) ASW 31 millimetres (1.2 in). in diameter

  • 1888 - 25th anniversary of reign, King Christian IX
  • 1892 - 50th wedding anniversary of King Christian IX & Queen Louise
  • 1903 - 40th anniversary of reign, King Christian IX
  • 1906 - Death of King Christian IX, accession of King Frederik VIII
  • 1912 - Death of Frederik VIII, accession of King Christian X
  • 1923 - 25th wedding anniversary of King Christian X & Queen Alexandrine
  • 1930 - 60th birthday of King Christian X
  • 1937 - 25th anniversary of accession of King Christian X
  • 1945 - 75th birthday of King Christian X
  • 1953 - Greenland
  • 1958 - 18th birthday of Crown Princess Margrethe

The above were also struck in medallic form and can be distinguished from their coin issues as they do not contain a kroner denomination.

5' Kroner[edit]

17.0000 grams .800 silver 13.6 grams (0.48 oz) ASW 34 millimetres (1.3 in). in diameter

  • 1960 - 25th wedding anniversary of King Frederik IX & Queen Ingrid
  • 1964 - Wedding of Princess Anne Marie 18 September 1964

The above were also struck in medallic form and can be distinguished from their coin issues as they do not contain a kroner denomination.

10 Kroner[edit]

20.0000 grams .800 silver 16.00 grams (0.564 oz) ASW 36 millimetres (1.4 in). in diameter

  • 1967 - Wedding of Crown Princess Margrethe & Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
  • 1968 - Wedding of Princess Benedicte
  • 1972 - Death of King Frederik IX, accession of Queen Margrethe II 14 January

The above were also struck in medallic form and can be distinguished from their coin issues as they do not contain a kroner denomination.

Coins issued from the Royal Danish Mint from 1986 to the present[edit]

Ships series[edit]

500 Kroner[edit]

31.1035 grams .999 silver 31.10 grams ASW 38 mm in diameter.

  • 2008 - "The Dannebrog" Royal Yacht

The above coin also included a 20 Kroner coin of the same design struck in aluminum-bronze released for circulation and issued as a proof strike in limited quantity.

Royal Occasions[edit]

200 Kroner[edit]

31.1035 grams .800 silver 24.88 grams ASW 38 mm. in diameter

  • 1990 - 50th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II

The above coin also included a 20 Kroner coin of the same design struck in aluminum-bronze released for circulation.

200 Kroner[edit]

31.1035 grams .999 silver 31.10 grams ASW 38 mm. in diameter

  • 1992 - 25th wedding anniversary of the Queen & Prince consort
  • 1995 – 1000 years of Danish coinage
  • 1995 - Wedding of Prince Joachim 18 November
  • 1997 - 25th anniversary of accession of the Queen
  • 2000 - 60th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II
  • 2004 - Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik 14 May

The above coins also included a 20 Kroner coin of the same design struck in aluminum-bronze released for circulation.

500 Kroner[edit]

31.1035 grams .999 silver 31.10 grams ASW 38 mm. in diameter

  • 2010 - 70th Birthday of HM Queen Margrethe II
  • 2012 - 40th anniversary of accession, Queen Margrethe II - reverse shield includes Faeroe Island & Greenland crests
  • 2015 - 75th Birthday of HM Queen Margrethe II - front-facing portrait - reverse includes commemorative dates (to be issued in April 2015)

The above coin will also be issued as a 20 kroner aluminium-bronze coin in proof quality and for circulation.

1000 Kroner[edit]

8.65 grams .900 gold. 22 mm. in diameter

  • 2010 - 70th Birthday of HM Queen Margrethe II

3000 Kroner[edit]

8.65 grams .900 gold. 22 mm. in diameter

  • 2012 - 40th anniversary of accession, Queen Margrethe II - reverse shield includes Faeroe Island & Greenland crests

10 Kroner[edit]

14.3000 grams .800 silver 11.40 grams ASW 32 mm. in diameter

  • 1986 - 18th birthday of crown Prince Frederik 26 May

The above coin also included a 10 Kroner coin of the same design struck in cupro-nickel released for circulation and issued as a proof strike in limited quantity.

International Polar year[edit]

3 coins in the series.[1]

1000 Kroner - gold[edit]

8.65 grams .900 gold 7.78 grams AGW 22 mm. in diameter

Gold sourced from Greenland for this series includes polar bear mintmark

  • 2007 - Polar bear, endangered species (winner of the 2008 COTY award for best gold coin)[2]
  • 2008 - Sirius dog sled Patrol[3]
  • 2009 - Northern Lights - Scientific research[4]

100 Kroner - silver[edit]

31.1035 grams .999 silver 31.10 grams ASW 38 mm. in diameter

  • 2007 - Polar bear, endangered species
  • 2008 - Sirius dog sled Patrol
  • 2009 - Northern Lights - Scientific research

The above coins also included a 10 Kroner coin of the same design struck in aluminum-bronze released for circulation.

200th anniversary, birth of Hans Christian Andersen[edit]

5 coins in the series.[5]

10 Kroner - gold[edit]

8.65 grams .900 gold 7.785 grams AGW 22 mm. in diameter

10 Kroner - silver[edit]

31.1035 grams .999 silver 31.10 grams ASW 38 mm. in diameter

  • 2005 - Ugly Duckling
  • 2005 - "The Little Mermaid"
  • 2006 - "The Shadow"
  • 2006 - "The Snow Queen" (winner of the 2007 COTY award for most artistic coin design)
  • 2007 - "The Nightingale"

The above coins also included a 10 Kroner coin of the same design struck in aluminum-bronze released for circulation

Towers series[edit]

20 Kroner[edit]

Aluminum-bronze base metal. 10 coins in the set.[12]

Ships series (2007-2012)[edit]

12 coins in the series.[23]

Image Engraver Feature Volume Date
Øivind Nygård HDMS Vædderen (F359) Unknown 25 April 2007
Description:
 
Hans Pauli Olsen[24] The Frigate Jylland Unknown 10 September 2007
Description:
 
Torben Ebbesen MS Selandia Unknown 17 April 2008
Description:
   
Erik Varming[25] Havhingsten fra Glendalough Unknown 8 August 2008
Description:
   
Henrik Wiberg HDMY Dannebrog (A540) Unknown 18 September 2008
Description:
   
Karin Lorentzen Lightship XVII 1.2 million 27 May 2009
Description:
   
Hans Pauli Olsen[26] Faroese boat 0.9 million 2 November 2009
Description:
   
Niels Motzfeldt[27] Kayak-Umiak 0.8 million 29 November 2010
Description:
   
Torben Ebbesen[28] Emma Mærsk 0.8 million 18 March 2011
Description:
   
Henrik Wiberg[29] SS Hjejlen 0.7 million 8 June 2011
Description:
 

Scientist series 2013[edit]

500 Kroner

.999 silver

31.1 grams

38 mm. diameter

4 coins in the series.[30][31]

Niels Bohr : Atomic model[32]

Hans Christian Ørsted : Electromagnetism[33]

Ole Rømer : The speed of light[34]

Tycho Brahe : Stella Nova[35]

The above coins were also issued in 20 Kroner denominations in an aluminium-bronze alloy minted in both Proof quality and in circulation quality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polar coins" Royal Danish Mint, 24 June 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Polar bear". National Bank of Denmark. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sirius". National Bank of Denmark. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Northern Lights". National Bank of Denmark. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fairy tale coins" Royal Danish Mint, 24 June 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  6. ^ "The Ugly Duckling". National Bank of Denmark. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Little Mermaid". National Bank of Denmark. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Shadow". National Bank of Denmark. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Snow Queen". National Bank of Denmark. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Snow Queen wins award in Berlin". National Bank of Denmark. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Nightingale". National Bank of Denmark. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tower coins" Royal Danish Mint, 24 June 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Aarhus City Hall Tower". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Old Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Børsen". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Christiansborg Palace Tower". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Goose Tower". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  17. ^ "Svaneke Water Tower". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  18. ^ "Landet Church Tower". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Nólsoy Lighthouse". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  20. ^ "Gråsten Palace". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Three Brothers". National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  22. ^ . National Bank of Denmark. 6 July 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  23. ^ "Ship coins" Royal Danish Mint, 7 October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  24. ^ "The Frigate Jylland". National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Sea Stallion". National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Faroese boat". National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Kayak-Umiak". National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  28. ^ . National Bank of Denmark. 15 September 2011 http://www.nationalbanken.dk/DNUK/NotesAndCoins.nsf/side/Emma_Maersk!OpenDocument. Retrieved 15 October 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  29. ^ "Hjejlen". National Bank of Denmark. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "New series of thematic coins issued on 7 October" Royal Mint (Denmark), October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  31. ^ "Scientist series" Royal Mint (Denmark), October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  32. ^ "Niels Bohr : Atomic model" Royal Mint (Denmark), 4 October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  33. ^ "Hans Christian Ørsted : Electromagnetism" Royal Mint (Denmark), 4 October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  34. ^ "Ole Rømer : The speed of light" Royal Mint (Denmark), 4 October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.
  35. ^ "Tycho Brahe : Stella Nova" Royal Mint (Denmark), 4 October 2013. Accessed: 17 October 2013.

2008 source MAA - LBMRC