Denmark 50 Kroner banknote of 1950-1970

25 Jul 2019  Thu

Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising of the Jutland Peninsula along with a numerous islands. It's linked to nearby Sweden via the Oresund Bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colourful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. The town of Odense is the writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.

Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. The “krone” is the official currency of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. The currency is sometimes referred to as the Danish crown in English, since krone literally means crown. Historically, krone coins have been minted in Denmark since the 17th century. One krone is subdivided into 100 Ore, the name ore may possibly be derived from a similar sounding Latin word.

Today we are looking at a 50 Kroner banknote issued from 1950 to 1970. The obverse has the portrait of the Danish astronomer and physicist Ole Christensen Romer by Jacob Coning to left; and The Rundetarn (Round Tower), a 17th century tower in central Copenhagen, built as an astronomical observatory to right.

The reverse of this note depicts a Neolithic dolmen, long barrow near Stenvad in Djursland, Jylland (Jutland), drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen. This olive green note has Crowns and 50 repeated as its watermark.

Image Courtesy: Foreign Currency and Coin

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