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20 kroner NORWAY (2002) Niels Henrik Abel

20 kroner 2002 Niels Henrik Abel - Norwegian coins
20 kroner 2002 Niels Henrik Abel - 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 year of issue: 2002; along the top edge: HARALD V • NORGES KONGE (Harald V King of Norway)
reverse:
piece from Abel's notebook with a famous lemniscate on the left; right from the lemniscate face value: 20 KR (KRONER), lower: NIELS HENRIK ABEL, below in two lines dates: 1802 / 1829
edge:
plain
issue date:
5 VIII 2002
withdrawal date:
circulating
designer:
Ingrid Austlid Rise (initials IAR behind king's neck on the obverse)
mint:
Mint mark of Royal Norwegian Mint Den Kongelige Mynt (The Royal Mint), Kongsberg (mint mark before year of issue on the obverse, after year of issue initials MF of mint chief Magne Flagans)
mintage:
2002 983 700 MF + 55 000 in annual sets
+ 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:
This coin commemorates 200th anniversary of birth of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829), who was investigating theories of series and elliptic integrals.

Niels Henrik Abel

Abel's lemniscate
last update: 31 V 2014

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