One of Danmarks Nationalbank's objectives is to promote safe payments. This is done by ensuring that the security and design features of banknotes and coins are of a high quality so that people have confidence in the Danish currency. Both banknotes and coins are produced at Danmarks Nationalbank's premises.
Danmarks Nationalbank has a monopoly on production of banknotes and coins in the Kingdom of Denmark. Originally the king was responsible for manufacturing money, but with the establishment of 'Nationalbanken i Kjøbenhavn' as a private limited liability company in 1818 this monopoly was transferred to the bank. Nevertheless, Danish coins still bear a reference to the Crown with motifs such as the royal crown, the national coat of arms, the Queen's monogram and portraits of the royal family. Danmarks Nationalbank decides which motifs to put on Danish banknotes and coins.