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1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coin


Commemorative coin to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coin.

1995 was the 1,000th anniversary of the minting of the coin of Svend Tveskæg (Sweyn Forkbeard). This is regarded by mint historians as the first Danish coin. This great coinage event was celebrated with the issue of a commemorative coin on 14 September 1995.

The commemorative coin was minted in two versions: a 20-krone coin of aluminium bronze, of the same size as an ordinary 20-krone coin, and a 200-krone coin of fine silver.

Picture of the Commemorative coin to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coinPicture of the Commemorative coin to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coin

Diameter: 38 mm
Weight: 31,1 g
Alloy: 999 ‰ Ag

The 200-krone coin was minted in an edition of 27,727 coins.

20-krone20-krone
The 20-krone coin was minted in an edition of one million coins.

The commemorative coin is not a new issue of the coin of Sweyn Forkbeard, but a completely new coin designed by former medallist at the Royal Danish Mint, Jan Petersen. The commemorative coin was minted by the Royal Danish Mint.





Last update: 12/23/2013

 
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