Norges Bank

100-krone commemorative coin 2005

Design and technical specifications

100-krone commemorative coin 2005, obverse
100-krone commemorative coin 2005, reverse
Obverse Reverse

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 2005, a 100-krone silver commemorative coin has been struck. The coin, which is proof quality and legal tender, was put into circulation on 7 June 2005.

Technical specifications:

Diameter: 39 mm
Weight: 33,8 g
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag (Sterling silver)
  ie. 31.1 fine silver (1 oz.)

Distinguishing characteristics:

Obverse: A triple portrait of Norway's three kings during the 100-year period. From right to left: H.M. Kong Harald V, King Olav V and King Haakon VII. Below the triple portrait is the motto of all three kings: ALT FOR NORGE (All for Norway). To the right under the triple portrait are the artist Øivind Hansen's initials, ØH, and the date, 2005.
Reverse: The computer age is illustrated by means of an electronic circuit board on a broad horizontal band. Above this band are series of zeros and ones - binary code, or "computer language". Under the band the inscription 1905-2005, flanked by the signature of sculptress Danuta Haremska, HD, to the left, and of Mint Director Magne Flågan, MF, to the right. Below this, 100 KR, and underneath Det Norske Myntverket's mintmark: the crossed pick and hammer.

Edge: Plain.

Published 2 June 2005 13:58