Norges Bank

Press release

Commemorative coins for 100th anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize

On 13 August 2001, Norges Bank is introducing two commemorative coins, one in gold and one in silver, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize which was first awarded in 1901. The gold coin (917/1000) will be minted in an issue limited to 7 500 coins, and the silver coin (925/1000) will be minted in an issue limited to 50 000 coins.

The coins have been produced and will be marketed by the Royal Norwegian Mint in Kongsberg. Øivind Hansen, the former chief engraver at the Mint, has designed the coins.

The gold coin’s obverse features a portrait of H.M. King Harald V. The reverse of the coin bears the symbol of unity, also found on the gold medal that was designed by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland and is presented to all Peace Prize winners. The obverse of the silver coin features the heraldic lion, while the reserve bears the portrait of Alfred Nobel, also taken from the Vigeland medal. 


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Published 13 August 2001 11:00