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20 kroner NORWAY (1999) Viking Ship

20 kroner 1999 - Viking Ship - Norwegian coins
20 kroner 1999 - Viking Ship - 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:
in the centre front view of Viking ship; on the left side face in three lines: 20 / KRONER / 1999 (face value and year of issue); on the rigt side of the ship in three lines: MOT / UKJENT / LAND (towards unknown land)
edge:
plain
issue date:
9 X 1999
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 (mint mark under the ship on the reverse, on the right initials JJE of mint chief Jan Erik Johansen)
mintage:
1999 1 038 700 JJE + 10 000 in commemorative packaging
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:
Viking ship found in burial mound near Oseberg settlement.

Viking Ship
photo: Liftain; licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0
last update: 31 V 2014

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