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5 kroner NORWAY (1978) 350 Years of The Army

5 kroner 1978 - 350 Years of The Army - Norwegian coins
5 kroner 1978 - 350 Years of The Army - Coins of Norway
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
29.5 mm 11.5 g 2.23 mm Cu75Ni25
in the coin centre lion holding an axe from Norwegian Coat of Arms; on the left in three lines: KONGE / RIKET / NORGE (Kingdom of Norway); on the bottom face value: 5 KRONER
in the centre a sword pointed upwards; on the left side monogram of King of Denmark-Norway Christian IV and date 1628, on the right side monogram of King of Norway Olav V and date 1978; on top: HÆREN (army)
issue date:
???  no data
withdrawal date:
9 VII 1999
Øivind Hansen (initials ØH after mint mark on the bottom of the obverse)
Mint mark of Royal Norwegian Mint Den Kongelige Mynt (The Royal Mint), Kongsberg (mint mark on the bottom of the obverse, before the mint mark initials AB of Royal Mint chief Arne Bakken)
1978 2 989 768 AB
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:
This Norwegian commemorative coin of 5 kroner from 1978 commemorates the 350th anniversary of Norwegian army foundation. On January 18, 1628 King of Denmark-Norway Christian IV established by a royal decree the first organised Norwegian army. It consisted of conscript soldiers grouped in five regiments and three companies.
last update: 31 V 2014

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