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1000 Kroner 2011, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 69
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): 162 х 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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1000 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 11th 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 1000.

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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1000 Kroner 2011

StorebaeltsbroenThe Great Belt Fixed Link (Storebæltsforbindelsen) runs between the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen. It consists of a road suspension bridge and railway tunnel between Zealand and the island Sprogø, and a box girder bridge between Sprogø and Funen. The "Great Belt Bridge" (Danish: Storebæltsbroen) commonly refers to the suspension bridge, although it may also be used to mean the box-girder bridge or the link in its entirety. The suspension bridge, known as the East Bridge, has the world's third longest main span (1.6 km.), the longest outside of Asia. It was designed by the Danish engineering firm COWI.

The link replaced the ferry service that had been the primary means of crossing the Great Belt. After more than five decades of speculation and debate, the decision to construct the link was made in 1986. The original intent was to complete the railway link three years before opening the road connection, but the link opened to rail traffic in 1997 and road traffic in 1998.

Bridge Storebaeltsbroen Bridge StorebaeltsbroenAt an estimated cost of DKK 21.4 billion (1988 prices), the link is the largest construction project in Danish history.

Operation and maintenance are performed by A/S Storebælt under Sund & Bælt. Construction and maintenance are financed by tolls on vehicles and trains.

The link has reduced travel times significantly; previously taking about an hour by ferry, the Great Belt can now be crossed in about ten minutes. The construction of the link and the Øresund Bridge have together enabled driving from mainland Europe to Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia through Denmark. Cyclists are not permitted to use the bridge, but cycles may be transported by train or bus.

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

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1000 Kroner 2011

The Sun Chariot (Solvognen).

Solvognen

The Sun Chariot was found in September 1902, when the former bog Trundholm Mose in northwestern Zealand was ploughed for the first time. The Sun Chariot was made in the Early Bronze Age around 1400 BC. The elegant spiral ornamentation that graces the golden sun disc reveals its Nordic origin. The Sun Chariot illustrates the idea that the sun was drawn on its eternal journey by a divine horse. A sun image and the horse have been placed on wheels to symbolize the motion of the sun.

The Sun Chariot was made in Denmark, most likely in northern or northwestern Zealand, not far from its finding place in Trundholm Mose. The image of the horse pulling the sun across the sky was familiar to most Scandinavians in the Bronze Age, but the complicated spirals seen on the disc of the Sun Chariot are very characteristic of the Danish area. The most beautiful and well-made spiral patterns are found on women's belt ornaments in northern Zealand - a fine example is the belt plate from Langstrup.

On the right side is the map with places, mentioned on 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 May 24, 2011.