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500 Kronur 1978, Faeroe Islands

in Krause book Number: 22а
Years of issue: 1978
Edition: --
Signatures: Ríkisumboðið (Danish High Commissioner): Leif Groth, Føroya Landsstýri (Prime - Minister): Atli Pætursson Dam
Serie: 1978 - 1986 Issue
Specimen of: 1978
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 164 x 85
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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500 Kronur 1978




Anchor chain.


500 Kronur 1978

Portrait of a fisherman.

The engraving on banknote have been made after the photo of Janus Sørensen, from the village Húsavík, on island Sandoy.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners and on left side. Centered in words.


500 Kronur 1978


Sketch (watercolor) - fishermen in the open sea, on the trawler.

The basis for the economic potential of the Faroe Islands is 260 fishing vessels. In the fishing industry, most of the able-bodied Faroese are employed.

Until the end of the XIX century sheep breeding, which gave the name to the islands, played a major role in the life of the Faroese, sheep wool was the main commodity in trade with Denmark. However, for more than a century, the main income for the inhabitants of the archipelago, located in the heart of the Atlantic-rich area of ​​the fishery, provides fishing. Produced in local waters, cod, salmon and halibut account for more than 99% of local exports.

On dark green background are the words "Føroyar" repeated.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners.


Many thanks to Eyðálvur Gulklett from Faeroe islands for the info about fisherman.