Denmark 100 Kroner banknote of 2003

07 Aug 2019  Wed

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 discussing a 100 Kroner banknote issued in 2003. The obverse depicts Composer Carl Nielsen’s portrait to right; while the reverse features a mythical creature Basilisk from Tommerby Kirke in Vester Hanherred in northern Denmark set over stylised ornamental cross. A basilisk is part snake, part dragon and part cock. Basilisk means "little king". This orange note has the portrait of Carl Nielsen as its watermark.

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