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5 øre DENMARK (1973-1988)

5 øre 1973-1988 - coins of Denmark
5 øre 1973-1988 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
15.5 mm 1.6 g 1.3 mm Fe Cu-plated
obverse:
in the coin centre the monogram of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark divides year of issue; above the crown of King Christian V of Denmark
reverse:
in the centre in two lines face value: 5 / ØRE; along the top edge: DANMARK (Denmark); on each side of face value five short vertical lines
edge:
plain
issue date:
24 XI 1973
withdrawal date:
1 VII 1989
designer:
Frode Bahnsen
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark on the obverse bottom; before the mint mark the initial of mint's director Sørensen S in years 1973-1978, or Bjarnø B in years 1979-1981, or Rasmussen R in years 1982-1988; after the mint mark the initial of chief engraver Bahnsen B)

Initials of the directors of The Royal Mint of Denmark
mintage:
1973 75 138 000 S♥B
1974 71 796 000 S♥B
1975 45 004 000 S♥B + 4 300 in boxed annual sets
1976 73 296 000 S♥B + 6 000 in boxed annual sets
1977 4 066 000 S♥B + 6 000 in boxed annual sets
1978 52 425 000 S♥B + 6 000 in boxed annual sets
1979 58 953 000 B♥B + 6 000 in boxed annual sets
1980 54 362 000 B♥B + 4 000 in boxed annual sets
1981 52 201 000 B♥B + 15 700 in boxed annual sets
1982 74 296 000 R♥B + 17 000 in boxed annual sets
1983 70 655 000 R♥B + 14 600 in boxed annual sets
1984 27 599 000 R♥B + 14 000 in boxed annual sets
1985 56 676 000 R♥B + 14 000 in boxed annual sets
1986 62 496 000 R♥B + 20 000 in boxed annual sets
1987 71 798 000 R♥B + 15 000 in boxed annual sets
1988 48 925 000 R♥B + 20 000 in boxed annual sets
mint and privy marks:
Except for the period 2002-2013 on Danish coinage next to the heart - the mint mark of the Royal Mint of Denmark, also initials of mint's directors (usually before the heart) and of main engravers (usually after the heart) were placed. Thus the following combinations are found on the modern coins: N♥S, C♥S, S♥S, S♥B, B♥B, R♥B, NR♥JP, LG♥JP, JS♥HW. Let's meet the people standing behind these initials:

mint directors

chief engravers
N 1927-1955 Niels Peter Nielsen S 1933-1968 Harald Salomon
C 1956-1971 Alfred Frederik Christiansen B 1968-1983 Frode Bahnsen
S 1971-1978 Vagn Sørensen JP 1989-2001 Jan Petersen
B 1978-1981 Peter Bjarnø HW from 2014 Henrik Wiberg
R, NR 1982-1989 Niels Nørregaard Rasmussen
LG 1989-2001 Laust Grove
JS from 2014 Jørgen Strandgaard
interesting facts:
The official monogram of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark contains the crown of King Christian V. This regal attribute graced the heads of all the Danish kings from 1670 until 1840. Today the crown is held in the former residence of the kings of Denmark - Rosenborg Castle (now a museum). It is used nowadays only during the royal funerals (in castrum doloris).

The crown of King Christian V of Denmark
last update: 23 II 2013

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