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Danish banknotes 2009-2011 series

On 24 May 2011 the 1000-krone banknote was issued as the fifth and last banknote in the new banknote series.The new series makes it even more difficult to counterfeit or copy genuine banknotes. The banknotes have been designed by the artist Karin Birgitte Lund and have Danish bridges and prehistoric finds as their motifs. All Danish banknotes issued since the substitution of money in 1945 can be exchanged at face value at Danmarks Nationalbank.

Picture of the 50-krone banknote, issued on 11 August 2009
Picture of the 100-krone banknote, issued on 4 May 20110
Picture of the 200-krone banknote, issued on 19 October 2010
Picture of the 500-krone banknote issued on 15 February 2011
Picture of the 1000-krone banknote, will be issued 24 May 2011

Why issue new banknotes?
Technological advances mean that counterfeiters constantly gain access to improved tools for copying genuine banknotes. To remain one step ahead, Danmarks Nationalbank in 2006 initiated the process of designing a new banknote series with new security features, a replacement for the current series from 1997.

Among the new security features is a window thread with a moving wave pattern. Another feature is a new, sophisticated hologram that reflects light in different colours. The new banknotes will also have the traditional security features such as the watermark and the hidden security thread.

What do the new banknotes look like?
The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes, or details from these landscapes. The artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways: bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and as links between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges, the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges.

The launch dates for and the motifs depicted on the new banknotes were as follows:

• 50-krone banknote: 11 August 2009 – depicting the bridge Sallingsundbroen and the Skarpsalling vessel

• 100-krone banknote: 4 May 2010 – depicting the old Little Belt Bridge and the Hindsgavl dagger

• 200-krone banknote: 19 October 2010 – depicting Knippelsbro and a belt-plate from Langstrup

• 500-krone banknote: 15 February 2011 – depicting the bridge Dronning Alexandrines Bro and the bronze vessel from Keldby

• 1000-krone banknote: 24 May 2011 – depicting the Great Belt Bridge and the Sun Chariot

Last update: 08/21/2013

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