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50 Kronur 2011, Faeroe Islands

in Krause book Number: 24
Years of issue: 2011
Edition: --
Signatures: High Commissioner: Dan Michael Knudsen, Minister of Finance: Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen
Serie: 2001 - 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 03.07.2001
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 х 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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50 Kronur 2011




Faroes sheep. The Faroes is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Faroe Islands. One of the Northern European short-tailed sheep, it is a small, very hardy breed.

"Faeroe islands" means "sheep islands" and this animal is on Faroese coat of arms.


50 Kronur 2011

The ram’s horn is printed in intaglio.

The background on the face of the banknote is a watercolour of a stone dyke.

From the sketches of Zacharias Heinesen.


50 Kronur 2011

Faeroe Faeroe Faeroe From the sketches of Zacharias Heinesen.

A hillside from the village of Sumba, on the west side of Suðuroy. The area is a typical

habitat for sheep and rams, so a natural link is created between the ram on the face and the landscape.

Cliff Beinisvørð - a 470 meter high sea-cliff on Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. This giant cliff is the one of the highest cliffs in Europe

This place called Hesturin (The Horse). The view is fantastic from Hesturin in all directions/ The view on banknote towards south, the sea cliff is the famous Beinisvørð, which Faroese poets have written about for many years, especially Poul F. Joensen from Sumba and Janus Djurhuus. from Tórshavn.


I got this note in Danish National Bank, in Copenhagen, at 7 of May 2013.

The Faroese banknote series was upgraded with a new, more sophisticated window thread in 2012.

The motif moves up and down when the banknote is tilted from side to side - and vice versa. Another new security feature is the face-and-reverse symbol, i.e. print on the face and reverse fits together to create a symbol when the banknote is held up to the light. At the same time, the watermark and the hidden thread become visible. The symbols have been inspired by decorations from old Faroese wooden churches. The security features help to secure the banknotes against counterfeiting.

Designer: Zacharias Heinesen (born 1936 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese landscape painter. He is the son of the writer William Heinesen.

He attended "Myndlistaskóli Íslands" (The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts), established in 1939 in Reykjavik, between 1957-1958. In 1959-1963 he attended the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. Through the years he has held a number of exhibitions and his paintings are to be found in several museums. In 1986 he was awarded the Henry Heerup prize.

His paintings were featured on a series of stamps in June 2001.