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20 kroner DENMARK (2013) Scientists - Hans Christian Ørsted

20 kroner 2013 Scientists - Hans Christian Ørsted - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2013 Scientists - Hans Christian Ørsted - 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: 2013
reverse:
in the coin centre a compass shield with a needle tilted about 20 degrees from the north-south direction, over the needle a line drawn between plus on the bottom and minus on top symbolising a wire under voltage; on the bottom date: 1820; along the top edge: H.C.ØRSTED • ELEKTROMAGNETISME (electromagnetism); along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
edge:
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
7 X 2013
withdrawal date:
still circulating
designer:
Lis Nogel
mint:
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
mintage:
2013 286 000
interesting facts:
Commemorative coin with face value of 20 kroner from 2013 commemorates the discovery of the electromagnetic force by Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851). On April 21, 1820 this Danish physicist and chemist being a professor at the University of Copenhagen conducted a scientific experiment, which showed that the compass needle pointing normally north deviates from this direction under action of electric current flowing through a wire suspended above the compass. This test was the result of his search for the relationship between electricity and magnetism. A few months after the experiment he published a paper explaining the mechanism of electromagnetism, which became a milestone in the field of physics.
thematic series:
The Danish series of thematic coins "Scientists" was launched to commemorate the centenary of the publication of the atomic model by Niels Bohr. Danes decided to show that Bohr was not the only Danish, who had part in the history of scientific progress. The thematic series includes:
20 kroner (2013) Scientists - Niels Bohr 20 kroner - Scientists - Niels Bohr (2013)
20 kroner (2013) Scientists - Hans Christian Ørsted 20 kroner - Scientists - Hans Christian Ørsted (2013)
20 kroner (2013) Scientists - Ole Rømer 20 kroner - Scientists - Ole Rømer (2013)
20 kroner (2013) Scientists - Tycho Brahe 20 kroner - Scientists - Tycho Brahe (2013)
last update: 10 XII 2013

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