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20 kroner DENMARK (2012) Ships - Fishing Vessel

20 kroner 2012 Ships - Fishing Vessel - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2012 Ships - Fishing Vessel - 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 a wooden fishing vessel from Ringkobing (RI.75) on the waves leftwards; along the top edge: FISKEKUTTER (fishing vessel); along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
11 XII 2012
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Lis Nogel, Margrete Sørensen
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
mintage:
2012 257 000
interesting facts:
The last coin of the thematic series "Ships" shows a traditional Danish fishing vessel. Such vessels were built from wood and painted in white and blue colours. It is hard to tell which specific type of ship conquered Danish coastal fisheries, as boatbuilders from various harbours built such ships based on their own experiences. Very few wooden units have survived till now. Sails were replaced by engines and wooden hulls with metal ones. The picture shows a traditional fishing vessel from Lemvig (L.112).

traditional fishing vessel
photo: licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 23 II 2013

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