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10 Kronur 1961, Faeroe Islands

in Krause book Number: 14с
Years of issue: 1961 - 1963
Edition: --
Signatures: Ríkisumboðið (Danish High Commissioner): Mogens Wahl (1961 - 1972), Føroya Landsstýri (Prime - Minister): Petur Mohr Dam (1959 - 1963)
Serie: 1954 Issue
Specimen of: 1954
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 125 x 72
Printer: Banknote Printing Works and The Royal Danish Mint, Copenhagen

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10 Kronur 1961

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Denominations in numerals "10" (size 10,5 mm.) are repeated across all field of banknote.

Avers:

10 Kronur 1961

Stylized (wood) coat of arms of the Faeroe Islands.

The coat of arms of the Faroe Islands first appears in one of the medieval chairs in Kirkjubøur from around the 15th century. It depicts a ram (Veðrur) on a shield. In blazon, Azure, a ram passant Argent armed and unguled Or. Later uses show a Ram in a seal used by the Løgrættumenn, members of the Old Faroese law Court, the Løgting.

Sheep are considered a symbol of the Faroe Islands, as it goes back to them their name - "Føroyar" in translation - "Sheep Islands". Also, sheep are the most abundant animals on the islands.

The coat of arms went out of use when the Løgting was abolished in 1816. After the Løgting was reestablished in 1852 and even when the Faroe Islands were effectively outside direct Danish rule during the British occupation in World War II the coat of arms was not used.

After the Home Rule Act came into force in 1948 the coat of arms came into use again. Not by the Løgting (Parliament) but by the Landsstýri (Government). The old title Løgmaður had been reestablished, but this time as the leader of the government. The coat of arms followed him.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words centered.

Revers:

10 Kronur 1961

watermark

On banknote is the farm Í Heimistovu, lying on a place, called "Á Heygum", in the village Svínoy, on the island of the same name.

Unfortunately the farm does no longer exist. You can only see the foundation (the great stones) from the farm.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners.

Comments:

Many thanks to Eyðálvur Gulklett from Faeroe islands for the info about the farm on reverse!