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25 Kronur 1965, Iceland

in Krause book Number: 43
Years of issue: 1965 - 1967
Edition: --
Signatures: Johannes Nordal, Jon G. Mariasson, 1961 - 1967
Serie: 29 March 1961 Issue
Specimen of: 1961
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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25 Kronur 1965

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Sveinn Björnsson (27 February 1881 - 25 January 1952), son of Björn Jónsson (editor and later minister) and Elísabet Sveinsdóttir, was the first President of the Republic of Iceland (1944-1952). He became a member of Reykjavík town council in 1912 and was its president during 1918-1920.

Metallic security strip placed vertically, left from the center.

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25 Kronur 1965

Magnus Stephensen

Magnus Stephensen (27 December 1762 - 17 March 1833) - Icelandic educator, president of the Icelandic Supreme Court.

Chief representative of the typical Enlightenment age, published many books of popular educational content, including the first Icelandic monthly magazine. Great work was done in historical and national studies.

Isafjordur

On the background is Ísafjörður.

It is a town in the north west of Iceland, seat of Ísafjarðarbær municipality. With a population of about 2,600 Ísafjörður is the largest town in the peninsula of Vestfirðir (Westfjords) and the seat of the Ísafjarðarbær municipality, which includes the nearby Hnífsdalur, Flateyri, Suðureyri, and Þingeyri. It is located on a spit of sand, or eyri, in the Skutulsfjörður fjord which meets the waters of the larger Isafjarðardjúp fjord.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners. Centered in words.

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25 Kronur 1965

Vestmannaeyjar

The view on Vestmannaeyjar ("Westman Islands"). It is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. The other islands are uninhabited, though six have single hunting cabins.

In lower left corner is the seal of Landsbanki Islands.

coat iceland

The coat of arms of Iceland was used as the seal of Bank.

The coat of arms of Iceland displays a silver-edged, red cross on blue shield (blazoned: Azure, on a cross argent a cross gules). This alludes to the design of the flag of Iceland. The supporters are the four protectors of Iceland (landvættir) standing on a pahoehoe lava block. The bull (Griðungur) is the protector of southwestern Iceland, the eagle or griffin (Gammur) protects northwestern Iceland, the dragon (Dreki) protects the northeastern part, and the rock-giant (Bergrisi) is the protector of southeastern Iceland. Great respect was given to these creatures of Iceland, so much that there was a law during the time of the Vikings that no ship should bear grimacing symbols (most often dragonheads on the bow of the ship) when approaching Iceland. This was so the protectors would not be provoked unnecessarily

Denominations in numerals are in three corners.

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Designer: Halldór Pétursson (1916-1977).

1973

An article in the newspaper (dated May 15, 1973) about withdrawing from circulation (from May 14 and 15, 1974) two types of banknotes of 25 Kronur.