Norges Bank

Press release

Commemorative coin issue in 2019

In 2019, the City of Oslo and the Vigeland Museum will jointly commemorate the sesquicentenary of the birth of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland. To mark the occasion, Norges Bank has decided to issue a special edition 20-krone circulation coin.

The sesquicentenary will be an opportunity to promote public awareness of and interest in Gustav Vigeland, the artist responsible for one of Norway’s best-known tourist attractions: the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo. The aim is to present the breadth, scope and significance of Vigeland’s artistic output and showcase the artist’s life and work.

A number of events are planned throughout 2019, including a major sesquicentenary exhibition at the Vigeland Museum and a nationwide travelling exhibition in collaboration with the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

The coin’s date of issue will be set at a later time.


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Published 22 May 2018 10:00