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50 øre DENMARK (from 1989)

50 øre from 1989 - coins of Denmark
50 øre from 1989 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
21.5 mm 4.3 g 1.65 mm Cu970Zn25Sn5
obverse:
in the coin centre the crown of King Christian V of Denmark; on top year of issue; along the bottom edge: DANMARK (Denmark)
reverse:
in the coin centre in two lines face value: 50 / ØRE
edge:
plain
issue date:
3 VII 1989
withdrawal date:
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designer:
Johan Alkjær (initial as a Celtic letter A after DANMARK on the obverse in years 1989-2001)
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (large mint mark above face value and a small one along the bottom edge on the reverse; before the small mint mark initials of mint's director Rasmussen NR in 1989, or Grove LG in years 1990-2001, or Strandgaard JS from 2014; after the mint mark in years 1989-2001 initials of chief engraver Petersen JP or Wiberg HW from 2014)

Initials of the directors of The Royal Mint of Denmark
mintage:
1989 92 236 000 NR♥JP + 27 000 in boxed annual sets
1990 63 518 000 LG♥JP + 40 000 in boxed annual sets
1991 11 115 000 LG♥JP + 33 000 in boxed annual sets
1992 14 397 000 LG♥JP + 40 000 in boxed annual sets
1993 14 328 000 LG♥JP + 35 000 in boxed annual sets
1994 25 055 000 LG♥JP + 30 000 in boxed annual sets
1995 15 988 000 LG♥JP + 25 000 in boxed annual sets
1996 11 536 000 LG♥JP + 25 000 in boxed annual sets
1997 15 574 824 LG♥JP + 25 000 in boxed annual sets
1998 13 100 000 LG♥JP + 28 000 in boxed annual sets
1999 14 186 856 LG♥JP + 30 000 in boxed annual sets
2000 15 500 000 LG♥JP + 28 000 in boxed annual sets
2001 12 270 000 LG♥JP + 28 000 in boxed annual sets
2002 3 900 000 + 28 000 in boxed annual sets
2003 8 817 000 + 35 000 in boxed annual sets
2004 10 040 706 + 33 000 in boxed annual sets
2005 12 040 000 + 26 700 in boxed annual sets
2006 14 845 000 + 30 000 in boxed annual sets
2007 10 199 000 + 25 700 in boxed annual sets
2008 2 550 000 + 21 350 in boxed annual sets
2009 - + 25 700 in boxed annual sets
2010 - + 24 300 in boxed annual sets
2011 - + 18 900 in boxed annual sets
2012 3 000 + 17 170 in boxed annual sets
2013 97 000 + 16 010 in boxed annual sets
2014 ??? JS♥HW + ??? 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:
In years 1996-1998 lettering on both obverse and reverse had a concave look due to raising of the letter edges. In the next years this decoration was abandoned.

concave lettering in years 1996-1998

The crown of King Christian V of Denmark 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: 29 XI 2014

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