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The Nightingale

The fifth and final coin in the fairy tale series was issued on 25 October 2007, inspired by The Nightingale. In that connection, a coin set with all five fairy tale coins are issued - Fairy Tale Coin Set.

The coin is a 10-krone coin issued in three versions – a gold, a silver, and an ordinary 10-krone coin.

Picture of the fairy tale coin in gold inspired by The Nightingale
A 10-krone coin in gold with diameter 22.0 mm, weight 8.65 g, and alloy 900‰ Au (gold).

Picture of the fairy tale coin in silver inspired by The Nightingale
A 10-krone in fine silver with diameter 38.0 mm, weight 31.1 g, and alloy 999‰ Ag (fine silver).

An ordinary 10-krone coin in the same size and alloy as the ordinary 10-krone coin in circulation.

The motif is designed by the sculptor, Professor Torben Ebbesen. Since The Nightingale is set in China, the coin shows the two Chinese characters for nightingale.

"The motif shows the nightingale perched on a blossoming cherry branch. It is both inside and outside a golden cage. The cherry branch is naturalistic, and the nightingale is one-dimensional like a Chinese paper cutting, but it comes alive when it flies in and out of another golden cage - your pocket," Torben Ebbesen explains.

Last update: 11/05/2013

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