Faroe Islands 10 Krone banknote 1949

Faroese Banknotes 10 Krone banknote 1949
Faroe Islands money currency 10 Krone banknote 1949 Snowy house
Faroese Banknotes 10 Krone banknote 1949

Obverse: Coat of arms of the Faroe Islands, depicting a ram (ancient wood carving). Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words centered.
Back: Faroese landscape. Snowy house on the hill. Denominations in numerals are in all corners.
Watermark: Denominations in numerals 10 are repeatedly, across all field of banknote.
Date of Issue: 1954.
Dimensions: 125 x 70 mm.
Signatures: (Rikisumbodid - Danish High Commissioner): Mogens Wahl (1961 - 1972),  (Føroya Landsstýri - Prime Minister): Petur Mohr Dam (1959 - 1963).
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Faroese banknotes - Currency of the Faroe Islands
L. 12.04.1949 - ND (1950-1954) Issue

5 Kronur        10 Kronur        100 Kronur

Coat of arms of the Faroe Islands
The coat of arms of the Faroe Islands first appears in one of the medieval chairs in Kirkjubøur from around the 15th century. It depicts a ram (Faroese: Veðrur) on a shield. In blazon, Azure, a ram passant Argent armed and unguled Or. Later uses show a Ram in a seal used by the Løgrættumenn, members of the Old Faroese law Court, the Løgting.
   The coat of arms went out of use when the Løgting was abolished in 1816. After the Løgting was reestablished in 1852 and even when the Faroe Islands were effectively outside direct Danish rule during the British occupation in World War II the coat of arms was not used.
   After the Home Rule Act came into force in 1948 the coat of arms came into use again. Not by the Løgting (Parliament) but by the Landsstýri (Government). The old title Løgmaður had been reestablished, but this time as the leader of the government. The coat of arms followed him.
   On 1 April 2004, the Prime Minister's Office announced that from then on the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister's Office would use a new version of the coat of arms. This new one was based on the original from the chairs from Kirkjubøur. The colours were inspired from the Faroese flag Merkið and golden yellow was added. The new coat of arms depicts a ram on a blue shield ready to defend. It can be used by Cabinet Ministries and by official Faroese representatives, though some still use the old symbol.