Denmark 50 krone banknote 1999 Karen Blixen

Banknotes of Denmark 50 krone banknote 1999 Karen Blixen
50 Danish Kroner note 1999

Banknotes of Denmark 50 krone banknote 1999 Karen Blixen
Danish National Bank - Danmarks Nationalbank

Obverse: Portrait of the writer Karen Blixen (17 April 1885 to 7 September 1962). She is acclaimed for writing Seven Gothic Tales (1935) and her memoirs Out of Africa (1937). The face of the banknote is also decorated with flowers, of which Karen Blixen was very fond.
Reverse: Stone relief of a centaur from Landet Church on the island of Tåsinge.
Watermark: Karen Blixen.
Size: 125 x 72 mm.
Printed by Nationalbanken, Copenhagen (DK)

The 50-krone banknote in the 1997 series was issued in an upgraded version with a hologram and fluorescent colours on 25 August 2005. The motifs are the same as on the previous 50-krone banknote from 1999. The first version of the 50-krone banknote was issued on 7 May 1999.

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.

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Karen Blixen
Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen wrote works in Danish, French and English.
   Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Prior to the release of the first film, she was noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, for which she is also known in Denmark.
   Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, described it as "a mistake" that Blixen was not awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature during the 1930s. Although never awarded the prize, she finished in third place behind Graham Greene in 1961, the year Ivo Andrić was awarded the prize.