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100 Kroner 1956, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 39n
Years of issue: 1956
Edition: --
Signatures: Riim, Matthiesen
Serie: Heilmannserien
Specimen of: 1944
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 155 х 100
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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100 Kroner 1956



watermarkTwo numerals "100" and an inscription: Danmarks Nationalbank.


100 Kroner 1956

In the middle are seaweeds, along the edges are stylized dolphins plexus.

An inscription: "NATIONALBANKENS SEDLER INDLØSES MED GULD EFTER GÆLDENDE LOV. DANMARKS NATIONALBANK" ("National Banknotes Redeemable in gold by applicable law of Denmarks Nationalbank").

Denominations in numerals are on right and left sides, also lower centered. Centered in words.


100 Kroner 1956

In the middle are 3 rosettes, in the middle one is the coat of arms of Denmark.


The national coat of arms of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks rigsvåben) consists of three crowned blue lions accompanied by nine red hearts, all in a golden shield, the crown on top.


All Danish banknotes issued since 1945, remain in force and will be exchanged at face value by the Danish National Bank.

Designer: Gerhard Heilmann.

Gerhard HeilmannGerhard Heilmann (later sometimes spelt "Heilman") (25 June 1859 – 26 March 1946) was a Danish artist and paleontologist who created artistic depictions of Archaeopteryx, Proavis and other early bird relatives apart from writing The Origin of Birds, a pioneering and influential account of bird evolution. Heilmann lacked a formal training in science although he studied medicine briefly before shifting to art. His ideas on bird evolution were first written in Danish in the "Dansk Ornitologisk Tidsskrift". Heilmann received little help and often got considerable opposition from Danish professional zoologists of the time and he in turn often made dismissive remarks on the ideas of some of the established scientists of the time. The English edition however reached out to a much larger audience and influenced ideas in bird evolution for nearly half a century.