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200 Kroner 2011, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 67
Years of issue: 2011
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Nils Bernstein, Head of Banking Services: Lars Gerrild Sørensen
Serie: Bridges of Denmark
Specimen of: 2009
Material: Dirt-resistant cotton paper with Anti Soil Treatment
Size (mm): 145 х 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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200 Kroner 2011

Description

Watermark:

watermark

One of the Skudelev ships.

The Skuldelev ships is a term used for 5 Viking ships recovered from Peberrenden by Skuldelev, c. 20 km north of Roskilde in Denmark. In 1962, the remains of the ships were excavated over 4 months. The recovered pieces constitute 5 types of ships and have been dated to the XI century. They were allegedly sunk to prevent attacks from the sea.

Information on "Skuldelev 4" is omitted, as the discovery of a fourth ship was found to be a part of Skuldelev 2. The Skuldelev ships, which provide a good source of information about the shipbuilding traditions of the late Viking period, are today exhibited at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

Denomination 200.

Among the new security features is a window thread with a moving wave pattern. Another feature is a new, sophisticated hologram that reflects light in different colours. The new banknotes will also have the hidden security thread.

Avers:

200 Kroner 2011

KnippelsbroKnippelsbro (Knippel Bridge) is a bascule bridge across the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark, connecting Børsgade (Stock Exchange Street) on Zealand-side Slotsholmen to Torvegade (Market Street) on Christianshavn. It is one of only two bridges to carry motor vehicles across the harbour in central Copenhagen, the other being Langebro. The bridge, the fifth on the site, is 115 meters long and was inaugurated in 1937.

The first bridge between Copenhagen and Christianshavn was constructed in 1618-1620 by Christian VI. Even though it was constructed in wood, it was not renewed until 1816. The first iron bridge on the site was constructed in 1668-1669.The iron bridge was renewed in 1908 and in 1934 replaced by an intermistic bridge. The current bridge was constructed in 1937 and is designed by architect Kaj Gottlob and was listed in 2007.

The bridge was originally known as Store Amager Bro (Great Amager Bridge) or Langebro (Long Bridge) and from around 1700 Christianshavns Bro (English: Christianshavn's Bridge) is seen. The current name stems from Hans Knip who became bridge caretaker in 1641, in charge of operating the bridge and collecting tolls from passing ships. His house became known as Knippenshus and during the 17th century the bridge became known as Knippensbro. The current form of the name is seen from the second half of the 19th century but has never been officially approved.

Denominations in numerals and in words are at the top, more to the left.

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200 Kroner 2011

The belt plate from Langstrup.

Baeltepladen fra Langstrup

In 1879 peat was cut from Langstrup bog near Asminderød not far from Fredensborg in North Zealand. One of the finest founds from the Bronze Age came to light. It was the largest and most perfect belt plate, the belt plate from Langstrup. Only lucky circumstances saved the discovery, which they thought to be “junk”.

The bog at Langstrup belonged to farmer Hans Børgesen, but it was his servant who found the belt plate in the bog. Together with the belt plate, he found a knife with a beautiful decorated handle and two large spiral rings, all in bronze. As it happened the local policeman passed the farm. He later wrote in a letter to the National Museum, that the objects “lay among other pieces of junk." The following year, the National Museum bought the discovery from a local antique shop, who had apparently bought it from the farmer.

Back then finds of bronze objects was not covered by the treasure trove rules, and the National Museum had to buy them. Unfortunately we do not know the exact place of the findings. The local policeman wrote further that "The owner was so indifferent to these things that he had not bothered to show the place of finding, and (that) the servant who made the findings left the farm shortly after, and (it) is not known whither fate led him." A poetic way of writing that they had no idea what had become of servant.

On the right side is the map with places mentioned on the banknote.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner.

Comments:

I got this note in Copenhagen in September 2012.

The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes, or details from these landscapes. The artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways: bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and as links between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges, the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges.

Put into circulation October 19, 2010.