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10 Kroner 1974, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 44ai
Years of issue: 1974
Edition: --
Signatures: Hoffmeyer, Valeur
Serie: Famous personalities and landscapes
Specimen of: 1954
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 х 71
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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10 Kroner 1974




Repeated denominations "10" in rhombuses.


10 Kroner 1974


The engraving on banknote is based on the photo of Hans Christian Andersen, made in 1863, by studio "Budtz Muller & Co".

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875). He was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called "Eventyr", or "Fairy tales", express themes that transcend age and nationality.

Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Nightingale", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and many more. His stories have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.

On the right side is stork nest.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners and in the middle. In words lower, centered.


10 Kroner 1974

I am near the old windmill in Egeskov, on island Funen, at 1 of September 2014

I am near the old windmill in Egeskov, on island Funen, at 1 of September 2014.

The view on Egeskov mill on the island Fyn, made by danish illustrator Ib Andersen (1907-1969).

The mill was built 1848 as a flour mill and was operated until 1949.

Today, the mill is still used for grinding wheat into flour. The voluntary team, the "Egeskov Møllelaug", sells all the flour they can grind in its spare time.

Until 1926, Egeskov Mill belonged to Egeskov Manor. In 1950 it was taken over by Kværndrup Mill League, which, in 1987, donated the mill to Ryslinge Municipality. Today, Egeskov Mill is owned by Svendborg Museum. Egeskov Møllelaug is responsible for the day-to-day running of the mill as well as receiving tourists, school classes and other guests, many of them from the neighborhood.

The name Egeskov (oak forest) can be traced back to medieval times and, as the name suggests, the area consisted mostly of oak trees. Originally, the mill was only a watermill. It was not until 1768 that it was referred to as a windmill, but this was situated more to the south than the present mill, namely at Højbjerg Field. This mill blew down on Christmas Eve 1830. A new windmill was built in the current position 1848.

In 1952 the mill became known throughout the entire country as it was depicted on the new 10 krone bills by illustrator Ib Andersen.

In January 1956 the hat and wings blew down during a violent storm. The mill was restored by using the hat and wings from Højlund Mill in Gudbjerg.

A large quantity of the mill equipment was preserved during the great restoration in 2005 and the mill is operated as described above.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners.


Obverse designer: Gunnar Andersen.

Reverse designer: Ib Andersen.

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

On reverse of many danish banknotes presents this inscription: "UDSTEDT I HENHOLD TILL LOV AF 7 APRIL 1936".

It is translated as: "Issued under the law of April 7, 1936".

Danmarks Nationalbank was established in 1818 to restore the monetary system after the state bankruptcy in 1813. Danmarks Nationalbank became an independent institution in 1936, and the current legal basis for its activities is from the same year.

Among other things, the Danmarks Nationalbank Act states that the objective of Danmarks Nationalbank is to maintain a safe and secure currency system, and to facilitate and regulate the traffic in money and the extension of credit. Danmarks Nationalbank's monetary policy is determined independently of the Parliament (Folketinget) and government. (Danmarks Nationalbank dan.)

I am near the old windmill in Egeskov, on island Funen, at 1 of September 2014

I am near the old windmill in Egeskov, on island Funen, at 1 of September 2014.