Fifty øre (Danish coin)

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Fifty øre
Value0.50 Danish Krone
Mass4.3 g
Diameter21.5 mm
Thickness1.55 mm
Edgesmooth
OrientationMedallic
Composition97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc & 0.5% Tin
Years of mintingN/A
MintageN/A
Circulation3 July 1989  – present
Obverse
50 øre coin.jpg
DesignFace value, mint mark
DesignerN/A
Reverse
50 øre coin.jpg
DesignCountry-designation. Crown, year of minting
DesignerN/A

The fifty øre coin is the smallest-denomination coin of the Danish krone. Since the removal of the 25 øre coin in 2008, it has been the only Danish coin with a face value of under one krone.

Design[edit]

The design is almost identical to the 25 øre coin issued in 1991, the only differences being the face value of the coin and the size.[1]

History[edit]

The first coin of the denomination of half of a krone was a ½ krone coin issued in 1924, measuring 20mm in diameter and 2mm in thickness. It featured on its obverse the monogram of King Christian X of Denmark, and the crown on the reverse. It was made of aluminium bronze and shared its design with the krone coin of the time. Its last minting was in 1940 and it was demonetised on 31 December 1942.[2]

The present fifty øre coin was introduced into circulation on 3 July 1989 after the demonetisation of the five and ten øre coins. Its obverse features the crown of King Christian V of Denmark. The coin is composed of a bronze of 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin. As of January 2018, 50 øre is around 8 US cents.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nationalbanken. "50-øre coin". Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. ^ "½ Krone - Christian X, Denmark". Retrieved 7 April 2017.