10-krone coin


The 10-krone coin was issued in 1989 together with the 50-øre coin as the first coins in the current series. Since then, the motif has been redesigned several times. Since 2011, a portrait of the Queen designed by the sculptor Lis Nogel has been used, and the reverse has been designed by Ronny Andersen, Royal Herald Painter. The 10-krone coin with the modified obverse and reverse design was put into circulation in January 2011.
 

 


 

Obverse
The obverse depicts a portrait of the Queen, in keeping with tradition for the highest denominations in a Danish coin series. The portrait is the work of the Sculptress, Lis Nogel, and was used on the commemorative issued to mark the Queen´s 70th birthday. Between "Margrethe II" and "Danmarks Dronning" is a small heart, called a mint mark. The mint mark is a heart indicating the issuing athorithy, The Royal Danish Mint in Copenhagen. The year of minting is shown at the bottom of the coin.

 
Reverse
​From 2013 onwards the motives on the reverse of the 10-krone coin have been given a new look based on the original design from 1989. The reverse shows three lions and nine hearts surrounded by a circle with a crown at the top of the circle. Around the circle is shown an ornamentation. The original reverse which was circulated from 1989-2002 was made by Johan Alkjær whereas the new opdated version is made by Nationalbankens' own designteam.​
 
Previous versions
The portrait is changed from time to time to ensure a contemporary portrait which is as close a likeness as possible. Three different portraits of the Queen have previously been used in the present coin series.
 
The sculptress Hanne Varming (used in 1989 - 1993)
The medallist Jan Petersen (used in 1994 - 1999)
The sculptor, Professor Mogens Møller (used 2001 - 2010)
 
Technical specifications 

Alloy: Aluminium bronze

Diameter: 23.35 mm

Weight: 7.0 grams

Rim: Smooth