Banknotes and Coins of the Kingdom of Denmark

Banknotes and Coins of the Kingdom of Denmark


1937-1946 Issue
5 Kroner    10 Kroner    50 Kroner    100 Kroner    500 Kroner

Banknotes of Denmark, 1950-1970 series
The portrait and landscape series was issued from 1952 to 1964. The 5- and 10-krone banknotes, which had the same format, were the first ones to be issued. A new, taller 10-krone banknote in a different colour was issued in 1954. The banknote series was complete in 1964.

5 Kroner   10 Kroner   50 Kroner   100 Kroner   500 Kroner

Banknotes of Denmark, 1972 series
1972-1998 "Animals on Back" Issue
The 1972 series was issued from 1974 to 1995. Only the 100-krone banknote in this series was issued in a revised version, called the 1972 series, in 1995, in order to enhance protection against counterfeiting. The faces of the banknotes show paintings by the well-known Danish artist Jens Juel (1745-1802). The reverse motifs are animals drawn by Ib Andersen, Johannes Larsen and Gunnar Andersen.

Banknotes of Denmark, 1997 series
The 1997 series of banknotes was introduced over a period of two years, from 1997 to 1999. In the years 2002 to 2005 the banknote series was upgraded with two new security features - a hologram and fluorescent colours. In 2006, Danmarks Nationalbank initiated the process to design a new Danish banknote series to replace the existing series.The key motif on the face of each banknote is a portrait of an individual who made a significant contribution to Danish art or science. The motifs on the reverse of the banknotes are inspired by stone reliefs from Danish churches dating from just after the introduction of Christianity.

50 Kroner    100 Kroner    200 Kroner    500 Kroner    1000 Kroner

2009-2013 "Bridges" Issue
50 Kroner    100 Kroner    200 Kroner    500 Kroner    1000 Kroner

Coins of Denmark