Design and technical specifications
The 1-krone coin was first issued on 15 September 1997.
Diameter: 21.0 mm
Hole in centre: 3.2 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 4.35 g
Alloy: 75% Cu, 25% Ni
Designer: Ingrid Austlid Rise
Obverse (heads side):
Cross formed from H.M. King Harald V's crowned monogram repeated three times and with two parallel lines, which correspond to the two vertical lines of the monogram letters, as the lower, vertical arm of the cross. The middle area is delimited by a circle running between the crowns and the letters in the monogram. The legend at the bottom of the coin reads NORGE, flanked by the crossed-pick-and-hammer mintmark of the Royal Norwegian Mint (now Mint of Norway) and the initials of the director of the mint.
As from the issue year 2007, the initials of the director of the mint are no longer included. As from the same date, the mintmark is placed inside the bottom upright (directly above the R in “NORGE”).
Reverse (tails side):
A bird sitting on a branch. The motif is based on the carving on the portal of Hylestad Stave Church, Setesdal. The year of issue and denomination 1 KRONE appear under the motif, and to the right of the branch are the artist's initials, IAR (Ingrid Austlid Rise).