Norges Bank

Press release

Commemorative coin to mark Supreme Court bicentenary

Norges Bank is issuing a 20-krone special edition circulation coin in 2015 to mark the bicentenary of the inception of the Supreme Court of Norway.

Commemorative coin adverse Commemorative coin reverse

The coin will be issued on 7 May and will circulate as an ordinary coin used for payment. The coin has the same format as the ordinary 20-krone coin and is legal tender.

The anniversary motif was designed by the painter and graphic artist Christopher R├ądlund and is a reproduction of one of the two lion sculptures flanking the main stairway in the Supreme Court's entrance hall. The sculptures were modelled by Lars Utne (1862-1922) and cast in brass. The lion motif is also a recurring theme in the Supreme Court building.

As has been the case with special edition circulation coins in recent years, a portrait of the King will be used as the obverse motif. The motif was designed by Ingrid Austlid Rise, designer at Mint of Norway.


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Published 7 May 2015 14:30