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The Nightingale

The fifth and final coin in the fairy tale series was issued on 25 October 2007, inspired by The Nightingale. In that connection, a coin set with all five fairy tale coins are issued - Fairy Tale Coin Set.

The coin is a 10-krone coin issued in three versions – a gold, a silver, and an ordinary 10-krone coin.

Photo of the Nightingale as a 10-krone gold coin
A 10-krone coin in gold with diameter 22.0 mm, weight 8.65 gram, and alloy 900‰ Au (gold).
Gold coin - Sold out.

Photo of The Nightingale as a 10-krone coin in silver
A 10-krone in fine silver with diameter 38.0 mm, weight 31.1 gram, and alloy 999‰ Ag (fine silver).
Silver coin - Sold out.

The motif is designed by the sculptor Torben Ebbesen. Since The Nightingale is set in China, the coin shows the two Chinese characters for nightingale.

"The motif shows the nightingale perched on a blossoming cherry branch. It is both inside and outside a golden cage. The cherry branch is naturalistic, and the nightingale is one-dimensional like a Chinese paper cutting, but it comes alive when it flies in and out of another golden cage - your pocket," Torben Ebbesen explains.

Last update: 12/13/2013

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