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10 Kroner 1944, Denmark

in Krause book Number: 36
Years of issue: 1944
Edition: --
Signatures: Brun Svendsen, Strande
Serie: The Substitution Series
Specimen of: 1944
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 132 х 79
Printer: Egmont H. Petersen (book printer), Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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10 Kroner 1944



Gerhard HeilmannWavy lines and crown.


10 Kroner 1944

Decorative wreath on the perimeter.

Diamond-shaped patterns are on background.

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, in words centered.


10 Kroner 1944

Denominations and the danish coat of arms on pattern are centered.


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.


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 HeilmannGerhard 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.