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2 kroner DENMARK (1947-1959)

2 kroner 1947-1959 - coins of Denmark
2 kroner 1947-1959 - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
31.6 mm 13.0 g 2.6 mm CuAl
obverse:
in the coin centre head of King Frederick IX facing right; along the edge: FREDERIK IX KONGE AF DANMARK (Frederick IX King of Denmark)
reverse:
in the coin centre Danish Coat of Arms divides year of issue; along the top edge face value: 2 KRONER
edge:
plain
issue date:
26 IX 1947
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Harald Salomon
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark on the bottom of the obverse; before the mint mark the initial of mint's director Nielsen N in years 1947-1955, or Christiansen C in years 1956-1959; after the mint mark the initial of chief engraver Salomon S)

Initials of the directors of The Royal Mint of Denmark
mintage:
1947 1 151 339 N♥S
1948 857 381 N♥S
1949 272 116 N♥S
1951 1 575 673 N♥S
1952 1 957 520 N♥S
1953 431 819 N♥S
1954 715 608 N♥S
1955 456 971 N♥S
1956 1 443 687 C♥S
1957 2 609 543 C♥S
1958 2 604 879 C♥S
1959 192 189 C♥S
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
last update: 23 II 2013

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