Three major changes were introduced with this series: The 10-krone note was discontinued and replaced by a coin in 1983, Camilla Collett was depicted on the 100-krone note from 1977 and was the first woman to appear on a Norwegian banknote and the 50-krone note featured text in Nynorsk with the name of the Bank rendered as NOREGS BANK in 1984.
For this series, examples of Norwegian arts and handicrafts from earlier periods were chosen as motifs for the reverse.
The notes were designed by Norges Bank's graphics department based on an idea of Leif F. Anisdahl.
The deadline for redemption of notes from the series was extended until 1 November 2012.
Issued 1985-1997. No longer valid from 28 January 2008. Number issued: 204 280 000. Approximately 135 x 67 mm.
Obverse: Portrait of Aasmund Olavsson Vinje.
Reverse: Detail from the doorway of the Hylestad stave church.
Issued 1979-1997, No longer valid from 5 September 2008. Number issued: 690 180 000. 145 x 78 mm.
Obverse: Portrait of Camilla Collett.
Reverse: Rosette with a fifteenth-century silver buckle.
Issued 1991-2000. No longer valid from 17 April 2011. Number issued: 40 902 000. Approximately 155 x 78 mm.
Obverse: Portrait of Edvard Grieg.
Reverse: Antique ornamental floral detail.
Issued 1990-2001. No longer valid from 26 June 2012. Number issued: 56 525 000. Approximately 155 x 78 mm.
Obverse: Portrait of Christian Magnus Falsen.
Reverse: Seventeenth-century cast iron stove panel.