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50 Kroner 2000, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 55b
Years of issue: 2000
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Torben Nielsen, Head of Banking Services: Tage Heering
Serie: Famous personalities
Specimen of: 1999
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 х 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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50 Kroner 2000




Karen von Blixen-Finecke.

The hologram alternately shows the figure 50, the Roman numeral L and a flower. Fluorescent effects: Centaur on obverse and green print on the reverse.


50 Kroner 2000

Karen Blixen

Karen von Blixen-Finecke (17 April 1885 - 7 September 1962), née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen wrote works in Danish, French and English.

Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Prior to the release of the first film, she was noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, for which she is also known in Denmark.

Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, described it as "a mistake" that Blixen was not awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature during the 1930s. Although never awarded the prize she finished in third place behind Graham Greene in 1961, the year Ivo Andrić was awarded the prize.

The 50 krone banknote has the word "femti", not "halvtreds" which is the usual Danish word for fifty. Femti is a word used for cheques. The Danish National bank first used it on the 50 krone banknote issued in 1957, and the 1997 banknote is thus the third to use this word. However, on the new banknote issued on 11 August 2009 the word "halvtreds" is used instead of "femti".

Denominations in numerals are in the middle and in right top corner, in words is in center.


50 Kroner 2000


Centaur from a stone relief on the apse of the church Landet (island Tåsinge).

Landet Church on the island of Tåsinge is a traditional Danish village church. Many such churches were built in the Age of the Valdemars (from 1157 to 1241), with later additions such as a tower and a porch. This also applies to Landet Church.

The Romanesque apse, choir and nave were built around 1150-1200. The tower and porch were added in 1634. Unlike other Danish churches, Landet Church has only few frescos, which were not found until 1978 during restoration works.

Landet Church is linked to the tragic love story of Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre. The two lovers never entered the church, but the forest of Nørreskoven where their dead bodies were found, is part of Landet parish. Consequently, they were both buried in the churchyard.

Denominations in numerals and in words are are in right top corner.


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

Put into circulation on August 25, 2005.

Withdrawn August 11, 2009.

I standing in front of Landet church on the island Teslinge at 1 of September 2014

Centaur, depicted on reverse of the banknote, located near the entrance doors of the church, but inside. Unfortunately, on this day the church was closed. Therefore the photo was taken only against the background of the front of an ancient building. Hopefully, next time we will come, when it will be open and will be able to photograph this stone carving centaur.