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20 kroner DENMARK (2012) Ships - Ferry Kong Frederick IX

20 kroner 2012 Ships - Ferry Kong Frederick IX - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2012 Ships - Ferry Kong Frederick IX - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.0 mm 9.3 g 2.35 mm Cu92Al6Ni2
obverse:
in the coin centre head of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark facing right; along the top edge: MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark); along the bottom edge year of issue: 2012
reverse:
in the centre Ferry Kong Frederick IX with a bow visor opened rightwards; seagulls above; along the top edge: KONG FREDERIK IX; along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
29 V 2012
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Lis Nogel, Elisabeth Toubro
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
mintage:
2012 349 000
interesting facts:
The Ferry Kong Frederick IX (King Frederick IX) was built in the Helsingør shipyard in 1954. At the moment of launching she was the world's largest passenger ferry that could take 30 wagons and 115 cars at a time. She served until 1997 and eight years later she was scrapped.

Ferry Kong Frederick IX
photo: Niels-Folke Vallin; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 23 II 2013

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