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500 Kroner 1967, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 47c
Years of issue: 1967
Signatures: Frede Sunesen, Riim
Serie: Famous personalities and landscapes
Specimen of: 1963
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 175 х 90
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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500 Kroner 1967




The waves. Denomination "500"


500 Kroner 1967

Reventlow Brahetrolleborg

On left side is the painting - "C. D. F. Reventlow during his retirement in 1813". The painting made by Danish painter Christian Albrecht Jensen. Today it is held in Family estate of Reventow family - castle Brahetrolleborg, in Faaborg. No public admission to the castle, but admission to the Rhododendron park, entrance from the Street Spanget in Korinth.

Christian Ditlev Frederik, Count of Reventlow (11 March 1748 – 11 October 1827) was a Danish statesman and reformer, the son of Privy Councillor Christian Ditlev Reventlow (1710–1775) by his first wife, baroness Johanne Sophie Frederikke von Bothmer. His influence on the life of the Danish people and, particularly, the conditions of the peasantry, made him very popular. He was the brother of Johan Ludvig Reventlow which in the late 1700s served as his colleague, of salonist Louise Stolberg, who was his intellectual partner and opponent through their extensive mail correspondence, and of Commodore Conrad Georg Reventlow.

C. D. F. Reventlow was one of the politicians behind the dissolution of the stavnsbånd, which was a serfdom-like institution, bonding men between the ages of 18 and 36 to live on the estate where they were born. This dissolution is widely regarded as having been the work of Reventlow and his two good friends and colleagues Andreas Peter Bernstorff and Christian Colbjørnsen.

From 1789, Reventlow was a leading member of the school commission which prepared the Danish School Law of 1814, and he actively contributed to the establishment of teacher seminars. Within the field of forestry, Reventlow was the pioneer behind the "Fredsskovforordning" of 1805, which ensured that new trees was strategically planted as logging was carried out. On his own estates, he practiced his political ideas long before they were made laws - moreover, he founded schools, abolished the Danish version of Corvée - hoveri - in 1797, he was appointed Minister of the State - statsminister.

Reventlow - one of the main participants in the coup in 1784, when the mentally ill King Christian VII (Christian VII) began to rule the Crown Prince Frederik (Frederik), who headed the government. Count Reventlow not only successfully managed from 1784 to 1813 years as the country's treasury, but became the author of many progressive laws, among which the laws on land ownership, forestry and education were of particular importance.

Reventlow's criticism of king Frederik's foreign and economic politics, which later led to war with England and state bankruptcy, increased the distance between him and the king. In 1813, he left his political offices - after having been President of the Danish Exchequer for 29 years - as a protest against the Decree of the State Bankruptcy. He was formally a member of the Council of State - the konseil, but he did not participate in the Council's meetings.

Reventlow retreated to his Lolland estates, where he, probably being his own architect, erected the main building of Pederstrup and lived a peaceful life, although still actively working with the development of his estates. When the old statesman died in 1827, he was greatly honoured for having fought for civil liberty and the rights of the common people, and for having commenced the agrarian reforms.


On right side is engraving of Danish plowman.

Illustrator Ib Andersen, who was responsible for the design of the 500 Cron banknote, took it from the old 500 Crony Banknote (issue from 1913 to the late 1950s), as the banknote received national recognition and was nicknamed "plowman" or "plovmand" ". His story with design is much like the story of an old banknote.

One autumn day in 1959, Ib Andersen, sitting in his jeep, sketched the farmer Peter Jørgensen, who plowed his field. Unlike the old banknote, here, only one horse was harnessed.

It was a great honor for Peter Jorgensen that the Danish central bank used this particular motive for the banknote. Pay attention - the banknote of this design was in circulation from 1964 to 1974.

Peter was invited to the press department to see how the engraving of his image was made, in the same place, after, he was solemnly handed one copy of this banknote for memory.

In the vicinity of Almende (Almende, from al-ge-al (ge) meinde-owned by everyone) - in lands of medieval Western Europe, land (pastures, forests, meadows, wastelands, fishing grounds), Shared (unallocated) lands of all members of one or more communities.

Forest lands were especially valued, as the peasant's forest was a source of fuel, building material, and pasture for pigs. Together, the feudal lord (by the right of triage) and the village community enjoyed the almendy together, but with the development of feudalism the feudal lords often captured the almend completely. It was not allowed to use almende for profit: for example, to fish for sale, etc.) near Fredensborg, this note was not called a "plowman" (a banknote all over Denmark received such a nickname) - no, it was called "one Peter Jörg". But Peter Jorgensen, himself, received the nickname "plowman".

About the family of Peter Jorgensen, nothing is known! ( .den)

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


500 Kroner 1967

Roskilde Domkirke Roskilde Domkirke

On banknote is the view at Roskilde Domkirke from north-west. The engraving was made by Ib Andersen after the photo The Photo made in the middle of 1800th.

Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark, is a cathedral of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick, it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. Constructed during the XII and XIII centuries, the cathedral incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. Until the XX century, it was Zealand's only cathedral. Its twin spires dominate the skyline of the town.

Roskilde Domkirke Roskilde Domkirke

The cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over the centuries to accommodate a considerable number of burial chapels. Following the Danish Reformation in 1536, the bishop's residence was moved to Copenhagen while the title was changed to Bishop of Zealand. Coronations normally took place in Copenhagen's Church of Our Lady or in the chapel of Frederiksborg Palace.

The cathedral is a major tourist attraction, bringing in over 125,000 visitors annually. Since 1995, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A working church, it also hosts concerts throughout the year.

Roskilde Domkirke

Royal burials:


Margrethe I (d. 1412): immediately behind the high altar.

Piers flanking the apse:

Harald Bluetooth (d. 985-986): supposedly buried in the northwestern pier, but no remains have been found.

Sweyn II Estridsen (d. 1076) in the southeastern pier.

Estrid Svendsdatter (d. between 1057 & 1073) was widely believed to have been buried in the northeastern pier, but a DNA test in 2003 dispelled the myth as the remains belonged to a woman much too young to be Estrid Svendsdatter. The new theory is that the sign on the pier refers to Margareta Hasbjörnsdatter, who was also known as Estrid and who married Harald III Hen, the son of Sweyn Estridsen. In the southwestern pillar lie the remains of two bishops, Asser and William.


Christopher III of Bavaria (d. 1448)

Christian V (d. 1699) and Queen Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (d. 1714)

Frederick IV (d. 1730) and Queen Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1721)

Chapel of the Magi (Christian I's Chapel):

Christian I (d. 1481) and Queen Dorothy of Brandenburg (d. 1495)

Christian III (d. 1559) and Queen Dorothy of Saxony-Lauenburg (d. 1571)

Frederick II (d. 1588) and Queen Sophia of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (d. 1631)

Frederick V's chapel:

Christian VI (d. 1746) and Queen Sophia Magdalena of Brandenburg-Kulmbach (d. 1770)

Frederick V (d. 1766) and Queens: Louise of Great Britain (d. 1751) and Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (d. 1796)

Christian VII (d. 1808)

Frederick VI (d. 1839) and Queen Marie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (d. 1852)

Christian VIII (d. 1848) and Queen Caroline Amalie of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1881)

Frederick VII (d. 1863)

Christian IV's chapel:

Christian, Prince Elect (d. 1647)

Christian IV (d. 1648) and Queen Anne Catherine of Brandenburg (d. 1612)

Frederick III (d. 1670) and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1685)

Christian IX's chapel:

Christian IX (1906) and Queen Louise of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) (1898)

Frederick VIII (1912) and Queen Louise of Sweden-Norway (1926)

Christian X (1947) and Queen Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1952)

Frederick IX's burial site:

Frederick IX (d. 1972) and Queen Ingrid of Sweden (d. 2000)

Maria Feodorovna burial site:

Maria Feodorovna (d. 1928), Danish princess and Empress of Russia as spouse of Tsar Alexander III was buried here from her death in 1928 until she was reinterred in Russia through a number of ceremonies, between 23-28 September 2006. Since then, her remains rest next to her husband's.


Denominations in numerals are in all corners.


Roskilde Roskilde Roskilde

If to be completely meticulous, the view on the banknote was made from the Roskilde Bay, which, through the fjord of the same name, approaches the city from the north-west. On the banknote you can see a pond with a boat in front of the cathedral.

Since I did not rent a boat, I had to settle for a very close look, taking a little to the left of the bay, that is, the view from the cathedral was made slightly from a more northern point, than from the north-west.


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)