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20 Kronur 1986, Faeroe Islands

in Krause book Number: 19a
Years of issue: 1986
Edition: --
Signatures: Ríkisumboðið (Danish High Commissioner): Niels Bentsen, Føroya Landsstýri (Prime - Minister): Atli Pætursson Dam
Serie: 1978 - 1986 Issue
Specimen of: 1986
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 x 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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20 Kronur 1986



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20 Kronur 1986

Woman (shepherd).

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners and centered, on background. In words centered.


20 Kronur 1986

Faroese sheep

The Faroese sheep 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. Faroes ewes weigh around 45 pounds (20 kg) at maturity, and rams are 45-90 pounds (20-40 kg). Rams are horned and ewes are usually polled, and the breed occurs naturally in many different colors. Faroes tend to have very little flocking instinct, and will range freely in small groups in pastureland. They are most closely related to the Old Norwegian and Icelandic breeds.

First introduced in the 9th century, Faroes sheep have long been an integral part of the island traditions. The name Faeroe itself is thought to mean "sheep islands", and the animal is depicted on the Faroe Islands' historic coat of arms. Lamb and mutton dishes made from Faroes sheep, such as skerpikjøt, are a large part of traditional island cuisine. The breed is primarily kept for meat production, but wool is used for traditional knitwear like the Faroese shawl.

On pink background repeat the word "Føroyar".

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners.