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100 Kroner 1941, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 33с
Years of issue: 1941
Signatures: Brun Svendsen, Pugh
Serie: Heilmannserien
Specimen of: 1938
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 157 х 100
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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100 Kroner 1941



Gerhard Heilmann

Two denominations "100" and inscription: Danmarks Nationalbank.


100 Kroner 1941

In the middle are seaweeds, along the edges are stylized dolphins plexus.

An inscription: "NATIONALBANKENS SEDLER INDLØSES MED GULD EFTER GÆLDENDE LOV. DANMARKS NATIONALBANK" ("National Banknotes Redeemable in gold by applicable law of Denmarks Nationalbank").

Denominations in numerals are on right and left sides, also lower centered. Centered in words.


100 Kroner 1941

In the middle is the coat of arms of Denmark in algae wreath.


The national coat of arms of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks rigsvåben) consists of three crowned blue lions accompanied by nine red hearts, all in a golden shield, the crown on top.

The holders are the wild men.

The wild man (also wildman, or "wildman of the woods", archaically woodwose or wodewose) is a mythical figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe, comparable to the satyr or faun type in classical mythology and to Silvanus, the Roman god of the woodlands.

The defining characteristic of the figure is its "wildness"; from the XII century they were consistently depicted as being covered with hair. Images of wild men appear in the carved and painted roof bosses where intersecting ogee vaults meet in the Canterbury Cathedral, in positions where one is also likely to encounter the vegetate Green Man. The image of the wild man survived to appear as supporter for heraldic coats-of-arms, especially in Germany, well into the XVI century. Renaissance engravers in Germany and Italy were particularly fond of wild men, wild women, and wild families, with examples from Martin Schongauer (died 1491) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) among others.

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On August 3, 2019, my wife and I once again visited the Danish capital. This time we visited the Royal Treasury in Rosenborg Castle and the Museum.

Denominations in numerals are in lower corners, lower centered - in words.


All Danish banknotes issued since 1945, remain in force and will be exchanged at face value by the Danish National Bank.

Designer: Gerhard Heilmann.

Gerhard Heilmann

Gerhard Heilmann (later sometimes spelt "Heilman") (25 June 1859 - 26 March 1946) was a Danish artist and paleontologist who created artistic depictions of Archaeopteryx, Proavis and other early bird relatives apart from writing The Origin of Birds, a pioneering and influential account of bird evolution. Heilmann lacked a formal training in science although he studied medicine briefly before shifting to art. His ideas on bird evolution were first written in Danish in the "Dansk Ornitologisk Tidsskrift". Heilmann received little help and often got considerable opposition from Danish professional zoologists of the time and he in turn often made dismissive remarks on the ideas of some of the established scientists of the time. The English edition however reached out to a much larger audience and influenced ideas in bird evolution for nearly half a century.