Banknotes 1962-1987 (series V)

Planning for this series began in 1955, right after the 5-krone banknote in Series IV was placed into circulation.

The 100-krone and 50-krone banknotes were engraved at Bradbury & Wilkinson in London, and the others at Norges Bank's Printing Works, where the graphic designers Knut Løkke-Sørensen (obverse sides) and Henry Welde (reverse sides) shared the work.

The 5-krone note was replaced by a coin in 1963, making the 10-krone banknote the smallest in this series. This banknote also "inherited" the blue colour from the old 5-krone banknotes, whereas all the other Norwegian 10-krone banknotes are yellow.

10-krone banknote

Issued 1972-84. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 744 900 000. Size: 124 x 66 mm.

10-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Fridtjof Nansen and in the centre a vignette containing the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

10-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Nils Flakstad's sculpture The Fisherman with a ship and cranes in the background.

50-krone banknote

Issued 1966-83. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 148 320 000. Size: 145 x 73 mm.

50-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and in the centre a vignette containing the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

50-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Borgund stave church.

100-krone banknote

Issued 1962-77. No longer valid from 13 July 1999. Number issued: 341 040 000. Size: 145 x 78 mm.

100-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Henrik Wergeland and in the centre a vignette containing the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

100-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Oscar Wergeland's painting The Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll.

500-krone banknote

Issued 1978-85. No longer valid from 21 June 2002. Number issued: 8 400 000. Size: 169 x 90 mm.

500-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Niels Henrik Abel and in the centre a vignette containing the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

500-krone note, reverse

Reverse: The three original buildings of the University of Oslo in Karl Johans gate.

1000-krone banknote

Issued 1975-87. No longer valid from 1 August 2001. Number issued: 51 930 000. Size: 169 x 90 mm.

1000-krone note, obverse

Obverse: Portrait of Henrik Ibsen and in the centre a vignette containing the coat of arms of Norway with the royal crown.

1000-krone note, reverse

Reverse: Peder Balke's painting Lighthouse at Vardø.

Published 28 April 2015 16:07