20-krone coin - Design and technical specifications
Diameter: 27.5 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 9.9 g
Alloy: 81% Cu, 10% Zn, 9% Ni
Designer: Nils Aas
Obverse (heads side): A portrait of H.M. King Harald V facing right. At the lower left edge of the portrait is the artist’s signature, NAA (Nils Aas). Below the portrait is the inscription HARALD V / NORGES KONGE.
Reverse (tails side): The prow of a Viking ship and the coin’s denomination, 20 KR. The year of issue, separated by the crossed-pick-and-hammer mintmark of the Royal Norwegian Mint (now Mint of Norway), appears below the motif. The initials of the director of the mint appear at the bottom.
As from the issue year 2007, the initials of the director of the mint are no longer included.