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20 kroner DENMARK (1990) 50th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II

20 kroner 1990 - 50th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 1990 - 50th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.0 mm 9.3 g 2.35 mm Cu92Al6Ni2
obverse:
in the coin centre a bust of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in a hat facing right; along the top edge: MARGRETHE 2 DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark)
reverse:
above the coin centre the crown of King Christian V, lower the favourite flower of the Queen - oxeye daisy; on the left date: 1940, on the right: 1990; along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
16 IV 1990
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Jan Petersen (symbol of fox' head above the right shoulder of the Queen on the obverse)
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse; above the right shoulder of the Queen on the obverse initials of mint's director Grove LG)
mintage:
1990 1 000 000 + 40 000 in boxed annual sets
interesting facts:
Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, the first-born daughter of King Frederick IX of Denmark and Queen Ingrid was born in the Amalienborg castle in Copenhagen on April 16, 1940, barely one week after German invasion of Denmark during World War II.

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: 23 II 2013

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