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20 kroner DENMARK (2010) Ships - Kayak and Umiak

20 kroner 2010 Ships - Kayak and Umiak - coins of Denmark
20 kroner 2010 Ships - Kayak and Umiak - obverse to reverse alignment
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.0 mm 9.3 g 2.35 mm Cu92Al6Ni2
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: 2010
in the centre Eskimo in a kayak on the sea; in the background a group of Eskimo in umiak; along the top edge: KAJAK - KONEBÅD (kayak, umiak); along the bottom edge face value: 20 KRONER
seven plain and seven reeded sections
issue date:
29 IX 2010
withdrawal date:
still circulating
Lis Nogel, Niels Motzfeldt
The Royal Mint mint mark Den Kongelige Mønt (The Royal Mint), Copenhagen (mint mark before DANMARKS on the obverse)
2010 800 000
interesting facts:
Traditional boats of Inuit (Eskimo) kayaks and umiaks are built in Greenland for the past one thousand years from seal skin stretched on the bones of whale skeletons. The image below presenting umiak and two kayaks was painted in 1770 by David Kranz.

Kayak and Umiak
last update: 23 II 2013

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