On the occasion of International Polar Year 2007-2009 Danmarks Nationalbank issued three thematic coins with motifs from the polar regions.
Gold from Greenland
The gold coin is made in gold obtained from the Nalunaq Gold Mine by Nanortalik in the South of Greenland. This goldmine also delivered the gold to the wedding rings of the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess.
It is the first time that a coin is minted in gold originating from Greenland and the Royal Danish Mint has have gold blanks made exclusively for the striking of the Polar coins. A small polar bear in the legend on the gold coin indicates that the coin consists of gold originating from Greenland.
Profile of the Queen
The face of the polar coins shows a profile of the Queen by the sculptor, professor Mogens Møller. All the polar coins are legal tender and can be exchanged at Danmarks Nationalbank at face value.