Norges Bank

100-krone note - motifs

Size in mm: 136 x 65

Put into circulation 15 September 1997, but produced with annual figures from 1995. Upgraded in 2003 with a hologram foil stripe. Serial numbers of banknotes from 2010 and subsequent years (printed abroad) begin with a letter.



The motif on the obverse of the note is a portrait of the opera singer Kirsten Flagstad. The background is an illustration of the main auditorium of the Norwegian Opera, as viewed from the stage.

The rosette encircling a hexagon encompasses a number of security features.

One of Kirsten Flagstad's embroideries, which are on display at the Kirsten Flagstad commemorative collection at Strandstuen in Hamar, has been used for the vignette in the area containing the watermarks.

Designed by graphic designer Sverre Morken


The architects Morgenstierne and Eide were engaged in 1929 to design the Folketeater building in Oslo. The building was completed in 1935 and served as a cinema and theatre until the Norwegian Opera took over the premises in 1959.

The reverse of the note is based on the ground plan of the opera's main auditorium.

The vignette in the area containing the watermarks is a brooch worn by Kirsten Flagstad in a Wagner opera.

Designed by graphic designer Arild Yttri.

Published 4 May 2017 21:00