Denmark 5 Kroner banknote of 1950-1960

2019-07-09 Tue

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 5 Kroner banknote issued from 1950 to 1960. The obverse of this green note depicts the portrait of the sculptor Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen reproduced from a painting by C.W. Eckersberg, executed in Rome in 1814, to left; and a Marble sculpture "Graces and Amor" by Bertel Thorvaldsen 1817-18, in Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen to right. The reverse features the town of Kalundborg with Church of Our Lady in the centre as seen from the fjord, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen.

Image Courtesy: Banknote Index