New Danish Gold Coin
The motif is taken from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen".The designer is sculptor Øivind Nygård and the result is a beautiful and exciting coin.
The coin comes in gold and silver.
The gold coin is a 10-krone coin issued in three versions – a gold coin, a silver coin, and an ordinary 10-krone coin:
A 10-krone coin in gold with diameter 22.0 mm, weight 8.65 g, and alloy 900‰ Au (gold). The gold coin is minted in an edition not exceeding 4,000.
The silver is A 10-krone in fine silver with diameter 38.0 mm, weight 31.1 g, and alloy 999‰ Ag (fine silver). The silver coin is minted in an edition not exceeding 40,000.
The face of the fairy tale coins shows a profile of the Queen by the sculptor, Professor Mogens Møller. All fairy tale coins are legal tender and can be exchanged at Danmarks Nationalbank at face value.
From 20 July 2006 you can buy the fairy tale coins from the Royal Mint's website Danish Royal Mint and from 30 August 2006 the fairy tale coin can be purchased from banks and coin dealers. The recommended retail prices including Danish VAT are DKK 2,000 for the gold coin and DKK 200 for the silver coin. All fairy tale coins are legal tender and can be exchanged at Danmarks Nationalbank at face value DKK 10. The coins are also sold from Danmarks Nationalbank, Banking Services, between 10 am and 1 pm on weekdays.
The Snow Queen is the fourth in a series of five coins with fairy tales as their common theme. The first three coins were inspired by "The Ugly Duckling", "The Little Mermaid" and "The Shadow". The fifth and final fairy tale coin will be issued in the spring of 2007.