Commemorative coin issues in 2011
In 2011 Norges Bank will issue two silver coins and one special edition circulation coin:
- A 10-krone special edition circulation coin will be issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Norway’s first university. It is emphasised that the anniversary is not geographically limited to Oslo, but is intended to mark the beginning of higher education and scientific study in Norway as a whole.
- Two commemorative coins in silver will be issued in recognition of the central role held by sports and the importance of sports activities in Norway. One of the coins will be issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. The other will be issued in connection with the World Ski Championships in Oslo to mark the special position held by skiing.
Dates of issue will be determined at a later time.
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Norges Bank hat geschrieben:New silver coins in 2011 to celebrate sports in Norway
On 8 January Norges Bank will issue two commemorative silver coins to mark the central role of sports in Norway. One coin will be issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, while the other will be issued in connection with the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at the Holmenkollen arena in Oslo to celebrate the special importance of the sport of skiing in Norway.
“In design the two silver sports coins are a matched set and vividly depict the range of sports in Norway”, says Leif Veggum of Norges Bank’s Cashier’s Department. He also points out that the figures in the friezes blend into one another, illustrating community and cohesion.
Norges Bank invited six artists to participate in a competition for the design of the coins’ reverse. The winning designs are by Ina Viktoria Kristiansen of Uniform Strategisk Design. The portrait of H.M. King Harald V on the obverse of both coins was created by Ingrid Austlid Rise, designer at Det Norske Myntverket (Mint of Norway).
Norges Bank will issue the coins in conjunction with NIF’s 150th anniversary and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011. The coins will be issued immediately before Idrettsgalla, an awards show for Norwegian athletes, which will take place in Hamar on Saturday, 8 January 2011.
The silver coins have a nominal value of NOK 200 kroner, and each coin will be limited to an issue of 40 000 coins. The coins will be sold individually and in sets. The sale price excluding shipping and handling fees is NOK 475 per coin and NOK 950 for the set of both coins. The coins may already be ordered directly from Norges Bank from our online shop: http://www.norges-bank.no/ordercoin/. We will begin shipping coins on 10 January 2011. Delivery times may vary.
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Norges Bank hat geschrieben: University bicentenary. Special edition 10-krone coin 2011
To mark the bicentenary of the founding of Norway’s first university, Norges Bank is issuing a special edition 10-krone circulation coin on Tuesday, 3 May. The coin is legal tender and will be issued at nominal value.
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2 September 2011 will be the 200th anniversary of King Frederick VI’s assent to the founding of a university in Norway. Over a century and a half, Norwegians fought to have their own university, first in 1661, later in the 1760s and 1770s and with particular intensity in 1793-95, but each time their demands were rejected by the King in Copenhagen. When King Frederick VI gave his assent in September 1811, the exact location of the university was yet to be determined. Kongsberg was considered, but in spring 1812, Christiania (now Oslo) was finally chosen.
In issuing the coin, Norges Bank has emphasised that the occasion is not geographically limited to Oslo but commemorates the beginnings of higher education and science and scholarship in a broad sense. In 2011 Norway has eight universities, with university-level education offered in all parts of the country.
Design and technical data:
Diameter: 24.0 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Weight: 6.8 g
Alloy: 81% Cu, 10% Zn, 9% Ni
Edge: Alternate plain/milled
Obverse (heads side):
The obverse features a portrait of H.M. King Harald V facing right. Around the portrait is the inscription: HARALD V NORGES KONGE. At the lower left edge of the portrait is the artist’s signature, IAR. Below the portrait is the year 2011 with Det Norske Myntverkets (Mint of Norway’s) mintmark, the crossed pick and hammer, placed between the first two and last two digits.
Reverse (tails side):
The design on the reverse features a Greek Ionic column, a classic – as well as classical – university symbol as well as the text (UNIVERSITET), the anniversary year (200 ÅR), as well as the coin’s denomination (10 KR). Under the column to the left is the designer’s signature, EF. The column is depicted as a composite of two elements. The right half is a classic, naturalistic interpretation, while the left half shows the column in a more modernised form. Together the two elements are intended to express the span of time.
The coin's obverse was designed by Ingrid Austlid Rise, designer at Det Norske Myntverket AS (Mint of Norway). The reverse was created by the designer Enzo Finger. 10-krone coins in the standard design will not be issued in 2011.