Banknotes 1945-1955 (Series III)

This series is usually referred to as the "replacement notes" and entered into circulation on 9 September 1945.

Design work was initiated in 1944 and had to take place in secrecy. The series was intended to be emergency banknotes that could be produced quickly and that would be replaced as soon as possible by notes of higher artistic quality and technical standards. There was no 500-krone note in this series.

5-krone note

Issued 1945-55. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 109 000 000. Size: 127 x 72 mm.

5-krone note, obverse

Obverse: At left, a vignette with the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

5-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, a vignette with the numerical denomination, flanked on both sides by the text NORGES BANK.

10-krone note

Issued 1945-54. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 228 700 000. Size: 127 x 72 mm.

10-krone note, obverse

Obverse: At left, a vignette with the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

10-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Vignette with the numerical denomination.

50-krone note

Issued 1945-51. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 17 720 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

50-krone note, obverse

Obverse: At left, a vignette with the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

50-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, a vignette with the text NORGES BANK.

100-krone note

Issued 1945-50. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 21 050 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

100-krone note, obverse

Obverse: At left, a vignette with the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown.

100-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, a vignette with the numerical denomination, flanked on both sides by the text NORGES BANK.

1000-krone note

Issued 1945-49. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 504 000. Size: 216 x 127 mm.

1000-krone note, obverse

Obverse: President of the Storting W.F.K. Christie at left, Admiral Tordenskiold at right (as in Series II, but the word GULD, i.e. GOLD, has been printed over).

1000-krone note, reverse

Reverse: In the centre, the Nidaros Cathedral, at left, a stylised Viking king and at right, the coat of arms of Norway surmounted by the royal crown, ringed by the arms of the diocesan towns (see also 1000-krone note in Series I).

Published 6 August 2015 12:40