Concept

Banknotes of Denmark, 2009 series

Summary
The theme of the notes is bridges of Denmark and ancient Danish artifacts found in the vicinity of the bridges. Danish artist Karin Birgitte Lund was selected to design the 2009 series after a competition. The competition specified the bridges theme as mandatory, and it was her idea to include the artifacts on the reverse side. The sizes of the 2009 bank notes are identical to the 1997 bank notes, in order to avoid alterations to automated teller machines. The height is 72 millimetres and the lengths are from 125 mm to 165 mm, increasing by 10 mm for each new value. The 50-krone banknote Issued on 11 August 2009. Features the Sallingsund Bridge of 1978 and the Skarpsalling Vessel (clay) dating from around 3200 BC. This denomination features the word "halvtreds" (halvtredsindstyve = half-third times 20 = half of the third times 20 = 2½ × 20 = fifty) instead of "femti" which was used on the previous series 50 DKK notes ("femti" (five 10s) was usually for re
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