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20 kroner DENMARK (2004) Towers - Water Tower in Svaneke

20 kroner 2004 Towers - Water Tower in Svaneke - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2004 Towers - Water Tower in Svaneke - 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 the Water Tower in Svaneke; along the top edge: SVANEKE VANDTÅRN (Svaneke water tower); along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
2 VIII 2004
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Mogens Møller, Morten Stræde
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:
Before architect Jørn Utzon (1918-2008) designed the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, he had tried smaller designs, of which the most controversial was constructed in Svaneke on the island of Bornholm. The concept of a concrete water tower of a non-standard shape inspired by the shape of coastal beacons was rejected by the Svaneke city council, but the mayor approved it anyway. The tower was built in 1952 and the 29-metre high tower is today a powerful beacon for tourists visiting Bornholm.

Water Tower in Svaneke
last update: 23 II 2013

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