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20 kroner DENMARK (2005) Towers - Lighthouse on Nólsoy

20 kroner 2005 Towers - Lighthouse on Nólsoy - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2005 Towers - Lighthouse on Nólsoy - 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: 2005; along the top edge: MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark)
reverse:
in the centre the Borðan Lighthouse on the rocks of Nólsoy Island; along the top edge: NÓLSOY FYR (Nólsoy Lighthouse) and face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
15 IX 2005
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Mogens Møller, Hans Pauli Olsen
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
mintage:
2005 1 200 000 + 8 600 in sets "Towers"
interesting facts:
Lighthouse Borðan situated on the south east cape of the Nólsoy island was the first masonry lighthouse in the archipelago of the Faroe Islands. On October 1, 1893 it began to show the southern path to the port of the capital Tórshavn. Lighthouse built of basalt and granite has not really impressive height of 14 m, but due to the additional height of the cliff Borðan's light is one of the most visible in the North Sea.

Borðan Lighthouse on Nólsoy
photo: Erik Christensen; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 23 II 2013

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