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20 kroner NORWAY (2004) 150 Years of Norwegian Railroad

20 kroner 2004 - 150 Years of Norwegian Railroad - Norwegian coins
20 kroner 2004 - 150 Years of Norwegian Railroad - 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: 2004; along the edge: HARALD V • NORGES KONGE (Harald V King of Norway)
reverse:
on the left side a piece of railroad with railroad switch to the left; on the right side in five lines: 20 / KRONER / JERN / BANEN / 150 ÅR (face value, 150 years of railroads)
edge:
plain
issue date:
1 VI 2004
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:
2004 445 000 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 150th anniversary of opening the first train connection in Norway. On September 1, 1854 68 kilometres of the railroad between Oslo and Eidsvoll was opened for traffic.
last update: 31 V 2014

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