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Commemorative coins

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II's 40th jubilee

Queen Margrethe's 70th birthday

The wedding of HRH Crown Prince Frederik and Miss Mary Donaldson

Queen Margrethe's 60th birthday

Queen Margrethe's silver jubilee

The wedding of Prince Joachim and Miss Alexandra Manley

1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coin

Silver wedding anniversary of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik

Queen Margrethe's 50th birthday

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Commemorative coins

There is a tradition in Denmark to issue commemorative coins to mark special events in the royal family – e.g. accession to the throne, jubilees, weddings, silver and gold wedding anniversaries, and special birthdays. There is, however, one exception: the coin issued in 1995 to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the first official Danish coin.

As for ordinary coins denominated for high amounts, the commemorative coins bear a portrait of the monarch on the obverse, but usually a different portrait to that used on the ordinary coins in circulation. All the coins are legal tender and can be exchanged at face value at Danmarks Nationalbank.

A new portrait of the Queen
In occasion of the Queen's 70th birthday, the sculptress Lis Nogel has designed a fine new portrait. The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10- and 20-krone coins from 2011 onwards.

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Last update: 01/06/2014

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