Banknotes 1948-1976 (series IV)

Work on this banknote series began before the Second World War. In 1930, an artistic competition was held to design a new banknote series, but the war put a stop to its realisation. Since none of the winning designs were deemed suitable, the architect Arnstein Arneberg was engaged as an artistic collaborator.

The series was to feature portraits of prominent Norwegians from the recent past on the obverse, with illustrations of the most important industries on the reverse. The engravings for the 10-krone and 100-krone banknotes were done before the war by the firm Thomas de la Rue in London, while the other banknotes in the series were engraved by Henry Welde, a graphic designer at Norges Bank's Printing Works.

5-krone banknote

Issued 1955-63. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 110 770 000. Size: 125 x 70 mm.

5-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Fridtjof Nansen.

5-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Fishing station in Lofoten based on a painting by Axel Revold.

10-krone banknote

Issued 1954-73. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 654 400 000. Size: 125 x 70 mm.

10-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Christian Michelsen based on a charcoal drawing by Erik Werenskiold.

10-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Mercury facing right and two ships making headway, based on a drawing by Henrik Sørensen.

50-krone banknote

Issued 1950-65. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 53 450 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

50-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson based on a painting by Erik Werenskiold. In the centre, the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

50-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Reproduction of Hugo Lous Mohr's Harvesting Cereal, adapted by the artist.

100-krone banknote

Issued 1949-62. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 81 710 000. Size: 144 x 127 mm.

100-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Henrik Wergeland. In the centre, the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

100-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Reproduction of Erik Werenskiold's Men Working on a Timber Boom.

500-krone banknote

Issued 1948-76: No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 6 964 000. Size: 216 x 127 mm.

500-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of the mathematician Niels Henrik Abel based on a drawing by Johan Gørbitz. In the centre, the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

500-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Industrial motif created especially for the banknote by Reidar Aulie.

1000-krone banknote

Issued 1949-75. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 5 936 000. Size: 216 x 127 mm.

1000-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Vignette with a portrait of Henrik Ibsen.

1000-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Edvard Munch's History from the University of Oslo Aula.

Published 28 April 2015 15:32