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5 kroner NORWAY (1975) Way to The West

5 kroner 1975 Way to The West - Norwegian coins
5 kroner 1975 Way to The West - Coins of Norway
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
29.5 mm 11.5 g 2.23 mm Cu75Ni25
obverse:
in the coin centre lion holding an axe from Norwegian Coat of Arms; on the left in three lines with concave lettering: KONGE / RIKET / NORGE (Kingdom of Norway); on the bottom face value: 5 KRONER
reverse:
in the coin centre sloop "Restauration" sailing left; below in two lines: VEIEN MOT VEST / 1825-1975 (way to the West 1825-1975)
edge:
plain
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
9 VII 1999
designer:
Øivind Hansen (initials ØH at ship's stern)
mint:
Mint mark of Royal Norwegian Mint Den Kongelige Mynt (The Royal Mint), Kongsberg (mint mark on the bottom of the obverse; on the bottom of the rewerse initials AB of Royal Mint chief Arne Bakken)
mintage:
1975 1 187 333 AB + 35 494 in annual sets
mint and privy marks:
Until 2006 on Norwegian coinage apart from crossed sledge hammer and chisel - the mint mark of the Norwegian mint, also initials of mint's directors were placed. Let's meet the people standing behind these initials:

B, AB 1961 - 30 VI 1980 Arne Bakken
AB* 1 VII - 31 XII 1980 Ole-Robert Kolberg
K 1981 - 1993 Ole-Robert Kolberg
K* 1994 Jan Erik Johansen
J, JJE 1994 - 2001 Jan Erik Johansen
JJE* 23 VIII - 31 XII 2001 Magne Flagans
MF 2002 - 2006 Magne Flagans
interesting facts:
In 1825 after three months of sailing the sloop "Restauration" arrived to New York bringing first 52 Norwegian emigrants to American soil. This coin commemorates 150th anniversary of this journey.

Restauration
last update: 31 V 2014

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