COIN
Denmark : 1000 Years of Danish Coinage (1995) 20 Kroner
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
Denmark
Denomination
20 Danish Krone
Minted Date/Year
1995 CE
Coin Type
Commemorative Coin
Punch / Orientation
↑↑ Medal
Front Legend
DRONNING MARGRETHE II
DANMARK
Back Legend
DANSK MØNT
20 KR.
Rim / Edge Legend
995-1995
Monarch
Queen Margaret II
Mint
Royal Mint, Copenhagen
Quantity
1,000,000
Composition
Aluminum-Bronze
Coin Shape
Round - Circular
Diameter
27 mm
Weight
9.3 g
Thickness
2.35 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
KM# 879
Krause Standard Catalog of World Coins 1901-2000
Denmark : 1000 Years of Danish Coinage (1995) 20 Kroner
Alloy: Cu92Al6Ni2
Issue Date: 14 September 1995

OBVERSE

In the coin centre a bust of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in a hat facing left.

Along the left edge: DRONNING MARGRETHE II, below in concave lettering: runes (Queen Margrethe II written in Latin and Runic alphabets)

Along the right edge: DANMARK, below in concave lettering: runes (Denmark written in Latin and Runic alphabets)

REVERSE

In the centre a crown with a cross in the background; along the top edge: DANSK MONT (Danish Mint); along the left edge face value: 20 KR. (KRONER); along the right edge two dates: 995-1995

EDGE


Seven plain and seven reeded sections

DESIGNER

Jan Petersen (symbol of fox' head inside the letter O in MONT on the reverse)

MINT

Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark HEART-shape inside the digit 0 in face value on the reverse; below the crown in the reverse with concave lettering initials of mint's director Grove LG)

DESCRIPTION

The commemorative coin with face value 20 kroner from 1995 marks the 1000th anniversary of the Danish coinage. The deep relief makes it unusual. For the first time in the history of modern Danish coinage a very deep stamp was used to imitate the medieval coins. The reverse is not a copy of any specific coin. A crown and a cross are popular medieval motifs on Danish coins. Below there is an example of a coin struck by Sven Forkbeard in ca. 995. The inscription says: ZVEN REX DAENER (Sven King of Denmark). Coins of this type are considered to be the beginning of the Danish coinage.

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