Tower coins


​In December 2002, Danmarks Nationalbank launched the first coin in the Tower coin series which comprises a total of ten coins. On selecting the individual towers, importance has been attached not only to displaying beautiful towers, but also towers with different functions and from different regions of Denmark. A portrait of the Queen made by Professor Mogens Møller can be seen on the obverse on all of the coins in the series, and is also used on the ordinary 10-krone and 20-krone coins.

​Aarhus Rådhustårn (Aarhus City Hall Tower)
The first thematic coin in the series was issued on 2 December 2002  to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the architect Arne Jacobsen, who also designed the Danmarks Nationalbank building.  The tower motif was designed by the sculptor Lis Nogel.
 

 
 
Børsens Dragetårn (Old Copenhagen Stock Exchange)
On 1 May 2003 the second coin in was put into circulation. The motif is the characteristic spire of the old Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Børsen, with four intertwined dragon tails. The sculptor Karin Lorentzen designed the relief of Børsen.

 
 
Christiansborg Slotstårn (Christiansborg Palace Tower)
On 20 November 2003 the third tower coin was put into circulation. The motif is Christiansborg Palace Tower. The motif was designed by the Faroese sculptor Hans Pauli Olsen.
 
 
 
Gåsetårnet (The Goose Tower)
On 31 March 2004, Danmarks Nationalbank issued the fourth coin in its series of thematic coins with towers as the common theme. The Goose Tower in Vordingborg is the motif on the reverse of the coin. The relief of the Goose Tower was designed by the sculptor Tina Maria Nielsen.
 
 

 
Svannke Vandtårn (Svaneke Water Tower)
On 2 August 2004 Danmarks Nationalbank issued the fifth coin in its series of thematic coins with towers as the common theme. Svaneke Water Tower is the motif on the reverse of the coin and is designed by sculptor, professor Morten Stræde.
 
 
 
Landet Kirke (Landet Church)
On 28 January 2005, Danmarks Nationalbank issued the sixth in its series of thematic coins with Danish towers as the motif on the reverse. The coin depicts Landet Church on the island of Tåsinge, a motif by the sculptor Øivind Nygård.
 
 
 
Nólsoy Fyr (Nólsoy Lighthouse)

On 15 September 2005, the seventh in its series of thematic coins with towers as the common theme was put into circulation. The motif of Nólsoy Lighthouse in the Faroe Islands was designed by the Faroese sculptor Hans Pauli Olsen.

 
 
 
Gråsten Slot (Gråsten Palace)
On 15 February 2006, a new tower coin with the Bell Tower of Gråsten Palace as its motif was put into circulation. This was the eighth coin in the series of tower coins. The motif for the new tower coin is designed by the sculptor and graphic artist Sys Hindsbo.
 
 
 
Tre Brødre (The Three Brothers)
The Three Brothers are three stone cairns that mark the sheltered water route off the west coast of Greenland. For several hundred years the cairns have been an important landmark for navigators.
The motif is designed by the Greenlandic sculptor Niels Motzfeldt as a depiction of the three cairns with Greenland's rock rose symbol in the background. The coin was issued on 27 September 2006.​
 
 
 
Københavns Rådhustårn (Copenhagen City Hall Tower)
Copenhagen City Hall Tower is the motif of the tenth and final tower coin, which was issued on 20 June 2007. The motif is designed by the sculptor Lis Nogel, who also designed the motif for the first coin in the series, Aarhus City Hall Tower.