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20 kroner NORWAY (from 1994)

20 kroner from 1994 - Norwegian coins
20 kroner from 1994 - Coins of Norway
diameter: weight: thickness: alloy:
27.5 mm 9.9 g 2.3 mm Cu81Zn10Ni9
obverse:
in the centre head of Harald V King of Norway facing right; below in two lines: HARALD V / NORGES KONGE (Harald V King of Norway)
reverse:
bow of Viking ship sailing left; above the boat face value: 20 KR (KRONER); below year of issue divided by a mint mark
edge:
plain
issue date:
1 XI 1994
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Nils Aas (initials NAA behind king's neck on the obverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Royal Norwegian Mint Den Kongelige Mynt (The Royal Mint), Kongsberg - name till 2004

Det Norske Myntverket (The Norwegian Mint), Kongsberg - name from 2004 (mint mark divides the year of issue on the reverse; below it initials JJE of the mint's chief Jan Erik Johansen in years 1994-2001, or initials JJE* in 2001, or initials of Magne Flagans MF in years 2002-2006; after 2006 no initials were placed on Norwegian coins)
mintage:
1994 18 498 000 JJE + 100 000 in annual sets
1995 21 660 000 JJE + 100 000 in annual sets
1996 1 429 500 JJE + 90 000 in annual sets
1997 974 873 JJE + 75 000 in annual sets
1998 4 937 000 JJE + 70 000 in annual sets
2000 11 068 370 JJE + 45 000 in annual sets
2001 4 113 010 JJE + 55 000 in annual sets
2001 - JJE* + 10 000 in commemorative packaging
2002 20 404 000 MF + 55 000 in annual sets
2003 30 029 000 MF + 55 000 in annual sets
2005 498 000 MF + 55 000 in annual sets
2007 463 000 + 30 000 in annual sets
2008 454 000 + 27 000 in annual sets
2009 446 000 + 27 000 in annual sets
varieties:
2001 - coins with initials of the mint chief Jan Erik Johansen JJE or with initials JJE* from the period after Johansen resigned from August 23 to December 31, 2001. The coins with the star however, were distributed as a numismatic collectable in commemorative packaging and they did not end up in circulation.
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:
A bow of Viking ship found in burial mound near Oseberg settlement.

A bow of Viking ship
photo: Wysocki; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 31 V 2014

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