The portrait and landscape series


The portrait and landscape series was issued from 1952 to 1964. The 5- and 10-krone banknotes, which had the same format, were the first ones to be issued. A new, taller 10-krone banknote in a different colour was issued in 1954. The banknote series was complete in 1964.

5-krone banknote

Format 125 X 65 mm.

The 5-krone banknote was issued on 14 October 1952 and has been withdrawn since 14 February 1962.
The portrait on the face of the banknote is of the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, reproduced from a painting by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg that was executed in Rome in 1814. On the right-hand side of the banknote is a picture of Bertel Thorvaldsen's marble sculpture "The Graces", now in the collection of Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. This was not the first time Bertel Thorvaldsen's portrait was used for a Danish banknote. The first instance was the 500-krone banknote issued in 1875.
The motif on the reverse is the town of Kalundborg seen from the fjord, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).

10-krone banknote

Format 125 x 65 mm.

The 10-krone banknote was issued on 14 October 1952 and has been withdrawn since 1 January 1956.

Format 125 x 65 mm.

The 10-krone banknote with a new format and colour was issued on 15 March 1954 and has been withdrawn since 8 April 1975.
The portrait on the face of the banknote is of Hans Christian Andersen, reproduced from a photograph taken by Budtz Müller & Co. in 1863. On the right-hand side of the banknote is a stork's nest in Asminderød, northern Zealand, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).
The motif on the reverse is Egeskov Windmill at Kværndrup, southern Funen, drawn by Ib Andersen.​

50-krone banknote

Format 153 x 78 mm.

The 50-krone banknote was issued on 21 May 1957 and has been withdrawn since 21 January 1975.
The portrait on the face of the banknote is of the astronomer and physicist Ole Rømer, reproduced from a painting by an unknown artist. On the right-hand side of the banknote is the Round Tower in Copenhagen with the University's astronomical observatory.
The motif on the reverse is Stenvad long barrow in Djursland, eastern Jutland, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).

100-krone banknote

Format 155 x 78 mm.

The 100-krone banknote was issued on 3 May 1962 and has been withdrawn since 22 October 1974.
The portrait on the face of the banknote is of the scientist Hans Christian Ørsted, reproduced from a drawing by Johan Vilhelm Gertner. On the right-hand side of the banknote is a compass from the early 19th century, as well as an electrical wire. This motif refers to Hans Christian Ørsted's demonstration of electromagnetism. This was not the first time Hans Christian Ørsted's portrait appeared on a Danish banknote. The first instance was the 500-krone banknote issued in 1875.
The motif on the reverse is Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969).

500-krone banknote

Format 175 x 90 mm.

The 500-krone banknote was issued on 2 June 1964 and has been withdrawn since 18 April 1974.
The portrait on the face of the banknote is of the agricultural reformer Christian Ditlev Frederik Reventlow, reproduced from a painting by Christian Albrecht Jensen. On the right-hand side of the banknote is a farmer with a horse and plough (the "ploughman") drawn by Ib Andersen.
The motif on the reverse is the town of Roskilde seen from the fjord, drawn by the illustrator and architect Ib Andersen (1907-1969). ​

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