The Royal Danish Mint has issued the latest 20 Kroner coin in the “Ships” collector coin series. The theme of various styles of ships was selected because they represent Denmark as a maritime nation in the world. The first coin was issued in 2007 and the Royal Mint plans to issue of 10 coins in total.
This design is inspired by the Umiak Kayak, which originated in Greenland almost almost 4,000 years ago. It was once essential in the life of the Inuit people, who used it for hunting. The Umiak was also a means of moving people and possessions in the summer season.
The obverse of the coin features the new portrait of H.M. Queen Margrethe II. The portrait was used earlier this year on the Queen’s 70th birthday commemorative coins and is now used on all circulation coinage for Denmark.
The 20 kroner coin is minted in aluminum bronze with a diameter of 27.0 mm and a weight of 9.3 grams. The Royal Danish Mint announced that a total of 800,000 coins will be released for circulation. The exclusive limited edition proof version will be available in early January.
For more on this series and other coins presently on offer from the Royal Danish Mint, please visit their website at: http://royalmint.dk/