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5 kroner NORWAY (1995) 1000 Years of Norwegian Coinage

5 kroner 1995 - 1000 Years of Norwegian Coinage - Norwegian coins
5 kroner 1995 - 1000 Years of Norwegian Coinage - Coins of Norway
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
29.5 mm 11.5 g 2.23 mm Cu75Ni25
obverse:
in the coin centre head of Harald V King of Norway facing right; along the top edge: HARALD V • NORGES KONGE (Harald V King of Norway)
reverse:
above the centre a penning of King of Norway Olav I divides the face value: 5 / KR (KRONER); below the coin in two lines: NORSK MYNT / I TUSEN ÅR (thousand years of Norwegian coin); on the bottom year of issue: 1995
edge:
plain
issue date:
25 IX 1995
withdrawal date:
9 VII 1999
designer:
Ingrid Austlid Rise (initials IAR under king's head on the obverse)
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 reverse initials JJE of the mint's chief Jan Erik Johansen)
mintage:
1995 400 000 JJE + 100 000 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:
This Norwegian commemorative coin of 5 kroner from 1995 commemorates the millenium of minting the oldest Norwegian coin - penning of King Olav I Tryggvason from AD 995.

penning AD 995
last update: 31 V 2014

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