The Frigate Jylland
|The Frigate Jylland is the motif on the second coin in the ship series.|
On 10 September 2007, Danmarks Nationalbank issued a new 20-krone coin with the Frigate Jylland as its motif. This was the second coin in a serie with ships as their common motif.
The coin was presented the same day on the Frigate Jylland in the port of Ebeltoft. The Frigate Jylland is the world’s longest wooden ship and represents outstanding craftsmanship. It also marks the beginning of a new age, being powered by both sails and an engine – an innovation within shipbuilding at the time when it was launched.
The Frigate was commissioned by the Royal Danish Navy and was involved in the Battle of Helgoland in 1864, in which it became a national symbol. Later it became the royal ship of King Christian IX. Today the Frigate Jylland is a popular tourist attraction in Ebeltoft.
The motif for the coin was designed by the sculptor Hans Pauli Olsen, who also designed the motifs for the Christiansborg Castle and Nólsoy Lighthouse tower coins and The Ugly Duckling.