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500 Kroner 1972, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 52а
Years of issue: 1972
Edition: --
Signatures: Svend Andersen, Valeur
Serie: Portraits of Jens Juel and fauna of Denmark
Specimen of: 1972
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 164 х 86
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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500 Kroner 1972




Jens Juel (12 May 1745 - 27 December 1802) was a Danish painter, primarily known for his many portraits, of which the largest collection is on display at Frederiksborg Castle. The painter Jens Juel represents something close to the high point of Danish portrait painting of the 18th century. He is buried at Assistens Cemetery in Copenhagen.

The engraving for watermark was made after this portrait of Jens Juel.

Denomination 500.


500 Kroner 1972

Portrait of Jens Juel The portrait is presumed to be of a noble lady from Holstein, Franziska Genoveva von Qualen, née d'Abbestée, painted by Jens Juel (1745-1802). The original is the property of the museum at Ahrensburg in Holstein, Germany.

The the second floor of the castle - museum in Ahrensburg has a Blucher family room (Blücherzimmer). It represents the third generation of the Shimmelmann family in this city.

From the thirteen grandchildren of treasurer, Carl Shimmelmann (1787-1833), son of Frederick Joseph, was the only male carrier of the family name.

His portrait and a portrait of his wife, Frau Fanny (nee Countess Blücher-Altona (Gräfin Blücher-Altona) (1797-1835)) hangs above the sofa, in the room.

Franziska Genoveva von Qualen

In the same room is a portrait of Jens Juel - "Franziska Genoveva von Qualen, née d'Abbestée", Aunt of Fanny Shimmelmann and wife of Frederik Carl Ferdinand von Quallen (1769-1846), chamberlain.

Engraving of this portrait was made for this banknote.

Next to her, in an oval frame, a portrait of her father, Hermann D'Abbestee (1728-1794), governor of the Danish West Indies.

On the opposite wall is a portrait by Swedish artist Carl Gustav Pilo (1712-1792) - "Maria Barbara D'Abbestee" nee Fabritius (1704-1795), grandmother of Franziska Genoveva.

Denomination in numeral and in words is centered.


500 Kroner 1972

Ib Andersen Ib AndersenThe lizard was reproduced from a drawing by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).

The sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) is a lacertid lizard distributed across most of Europe and eastwards to Mongolia.

Denomination in numerals and in words is centered. Also in numeral in top right 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 April 18, 1972.

Withdrawn September 12, 1997.

Castle in Ahrensburg, 6 September 2014

In 44 kilometers from Hamburg city center and 77 kilometers from Kiel is a museum in the town of Ahrensburg, where we went on this sunny day.

We did like it and were not tired, like it was with the Hermitage, which I have not mastered in 6 attempts.

Probably, had no interest in the topic. But here, in Ahrensburg, is that portrait, from this beautiful danish banknote series of 1972. This is the only portrait from banknote series 1972, located in Germany. The others are in Denmark.

Actually, the photo in the museum is not very welcome. But the interest and excitement squeezed and I decided to talk with the caretaker of the museum. The woman was very sociable, and apparently came into contact with me (so I thought), probably because I asked her about Jens Juel and Franciska Genevieve even before reaching the second floor (where it is). She allowed me to take a photo, not for commercial purposes of course. For which I am very grateful.

Who will be in Germany, all advise a visit to museum. It is not large, you will not get tired, there is a very interesting exhibits, especially furniture (colonial).

If interested, please contact via the website, if you want us to go there with you.