Norway 100 Kroner banknote of 2006

2019-09-10 Tue

Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colourful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.

The krone, plural kroner, is the currency of Norway and its dependent territories. It is subdivided into 100 ore. The name translates into English as crown. In 1877, Norges Bank introduced notes for 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kroner.

Today we are looking at a 100 Kroner banknote issued from 2003 to 2010. The obverse has the Portrait of Norwegian opera singer Kirsten Flagstad to right with the main auditorium of the Norwegian Opera, as viewed from the stage.

The reverse depicts the architectural drawing of the Folketeater building (ground plan of the opera's main auditorium) in Oslo, executed by architects Morgenstierne and Eide (1929). This violet coloured banknote has the portrait of Kirsten Flagstad repeated vertically.

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