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50 Kroner 2011, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 65
Years of issue: 2011
Edition: --
Signatures: Governor: Hugo Frey Jensen, 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): 125 х 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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50 Kroner 2011

Description

Watermark:

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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 50.

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.

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50 Kroner 2011

Sallingsundbroen Sallingsundbroen Sallingsundbroen

Sallingsundbroen SallingsundbroenWith 1.717 meters The Sallingsund Brigde (Danish: Sallingsundbroen) connects the island of Mors with the peninsula of Salling in the north western part of Denmark. The bridge is the fifth longest bridge in Denmark. Its longest span is 93 meters, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 meters.

The Sallingsund Bridge is a stylish and elegant bridge across the western part of Limfjorden, the sound that separates the main part of Jutland from the regions of Vendsyssel and Thy north of Limfjorden. Mors is the biggest island in Limfjorden, and do have quite a few attractions, among them the flower and amusement park, Jesperhus.

The Sallingsund Bridge was constructed from 1973 to 1978, and the completion establish a vital connection to the main part of Jutland for the people living on Mors, who until then had to take the two ferries, Pinen (Danish: The Pain) and Plagen (Danish: Bother) across Limfjorden, to get to the main land of Jutland. In 1976 no less than one million passengers and half a million vehicles was taken across Limfjorden on the two ferries. (www.highways-denmark.com)

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

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50 Kroner 2011

The Skarpsalling Pot.

Skarpsalling Pot

Some of the most beautiful objects from Danish prehistory are made of pottery. In the Stone Age in particular, beautiful pottery was produced with fine forms and complex patterns.

Pottery is an important aid to archaeologists when they date finds. Stone Age pottery has been precisely mapped on the basis of form and decoration. Ceramic vessels can be divided into various styles with different time durations. Through these styles we can follow the development of pottery and establish how old the various pots are.

One of the best known examples of Stone Age pottery is the vessel that was found at a barrow near Skarpsalling in Himmerland. This richly decorated pot was made around 3200 BC.

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 august 11, 2009.