Banknotes and coins

​​​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.​

Banknotes and coins that are legal tender

All coins issued after 1875 with a value of 50 øre and upwards are still legal tender and can be exchanged for new coins. The  25-øre coin ceased to be legal tender on 1 October 2008.​ Encashment of the 25-øre coin was possible until 1 October 2011.

All banknotes issued after 1945 are still legal tender and can be exchanged for new banknotes.

It is up to retailers themselves whether they are willing to accept old banknotes and coins.

Old banknotes and coins can be exchanged for new Danish banknotes and coins at your bank. Alternatively, you can exchange the old banknotes and coins at Danmarks Nationalbank's cash desk, which is open on weekdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.​