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20 kroner DENMARK (2004) Towers - Goose Tower

20 kroner 2004 Towers - Goose Tower - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2004 Towers - Goose Tower - 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; along the bottom edge year of issue: 2004; along the top edge: MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark)
reverse:
in the centre inside a disk the Goose Tower in Vordingborg; along the top edge: GÅSETÅRNET (Goose Tower); along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
31 III 2004
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Mogens Møller, Tina Maria Nielsen
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
mintage:
2004 1 200 000 + 8 600 in sets "Towers"
interesting facts:
Built around 1362 the Goose Tower is now the only remnant of the castle Vordingborg and best-preserved medieval tower in Denmark. Shortly after its construction King Valdemar IV ordered to put on its top a golden goose as an expression of irony to the cities associated in the Hanseatic League. The king called them "flock of geese" when they sent 77 declaration of war against Denmark.

The Goose Tower in Vordingborg
photo: Sandpiper; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 23 II 2013

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