Norway 100 Kroner banknote of 1968

2019-05-06 Mon

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 of 1968. The obverse has the portrait of Henrik Wergeland to left. He was a Norwegian writer, poet, a prolific playwright, polemicist, historian, and linguist. He is often described as a leading pioneer in the development of a distinctly Norwegian literary heritage and of modern Norwegian culture.

The reverse portrays the establishment of Constitution in 1814 after its split from the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway. The constitution of Norway was first adopted on 16th of May and signed on 17th of May 1814.

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