Coin to celebrate Queen Margrethe II birthday

miércoles, 7 de abril de 2010

Denmark. The 20 Krone commemorative coin has been issued to mark the 70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II on 16 April 2010. This is in keeping with the Danish tradition of issuing commemorative coins to mark special events in the royal family.
The motif of the obverse of the coin is a new portrait of the Queen. The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10 and 20 Krone coins from 2011 onwards. The reverse was designed by Ronny Andersen, Royal Armorist, and shows the royal coat of arms.

In addition to the ordinary circulation coins, a very limited number of collector's coins, have been minted in the very fine PROOF quality. Furthermore, this Commemorative coin has also been issued as a 500 Kroner coin in fine silver (0.999 Ag, 1 Oz) and as a 1000 Kroner Gold coin.

The 20-krone coin is of aluminium bronze. The coin has a diameter of 27.0 mm, weighs 9.3 g, a thickness of 2,35 mm and has a rim with interrupted milling.