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20 kroner DENMARK (2000) 60th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II

20 kroner 2000 - 60th Birthday of Queen Margrethe II - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2000 - 60th 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 inside a ring head of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark facing right; in the background a shape of oxeye daisy; along the top edge: MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark)
reverse:
in the centre inside a disk favourite flowers of Queen of Denmark - oxeye daisies; above the crown of King Christian V; along the top edge two dates: 1940 2000; along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
15 IV 2000
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Mogens Møller (symbol of triangle above letter R in KRONER on the reverse)
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse; above digit 2 in face value on the reverse initials of mint's director Grove LG)
mintage:
2000 1 000 000 + 28 000 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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