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20 kroner DENMARK (2007) Ships - Frigate Vædderen

20 kroner 2007 Ships - Frigate Vædderen - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2007 Ships - Frigate Vædderen - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.0 mm 9.3 g 2.35 mm Cu92Al6Ni2
in the coin centre inside a ring head of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark facing right; along the bottom edge year of issue: 2007; along the top edge: MARGRETHE II DANMARKS DRONNING (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark)
in the centre Frigate Vædderen on waves slightly to the right; in the background contour map of the world with a path of Galathea III expedition delineated; along the top edge: VÆDDEREN; along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
25 IV 2007
withdrawal date:
still circulating
Mogens Møller, Øivind Nygård
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
2007 1 200 000
interesting facts:
The ship "Vædderen" ("Aries") launched on March 22, 1990, is one of four Danish patrol frigates of the Thetis type. In 2006, the Royal Danish Navy assigned the ship to researchers, who carried out the largest scientific expedition in the last decades - Galathea III. The expedition was to conduct climate and marine organisms research (hence several marine animals hidden on the coin reverse). The frigate left Copenhagen in August 2006. It visited first the Danish islands in the Atlantic, and then set off on a journey around the world in the easterly direction. Galathea III ended on April 25, 2007, when fregate returned to Copenhagen. On the same day this commemorative coin was issued.

Frigate Vædderen
photo: Thomas81; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 23 II 2013

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