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 10 Kroner banknote issued from 1950 to 1974. The obverse has the portrait of the Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) reproduced from a photograph by Budtz Muller & Co. from 1863 to left; a stork's nest to right. The reverse shows a landscape of the southern Funen (Fyn) Island with Egeskov Mill in the centre, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).
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