50-krone banknote

The 50-krone banknote, depicting the bridge The Sallingsund Bridge and The clay vessel from Skarpsalling, was issued on 11 August 2009.

Format 125 x 72 mm.

Sallingsund Bridge
The Sallingsund Bridge links the peninsula of Salling to the Liim Fiord island of Mors. The bridge, which was inaugurated in 1978, is 1,717 metres long and has a maximum vertical clearance of 26 metres. For years before the bridge was opened, the route was served by two ferries named Pinen (The Pain) and Plagen (The Plague).

The Skarpsalling Vessel
The clay vessel from Skarpsalling in Himmerland (Jutland), was found in a burial chamber in 1891. The vessel is one of the finest examples of pottery design and decoration known from Stone Age Denmark. It was created when the barrows were built in approximately 3200 BC, when pottery as a craft was at its peak. Clay vessels were used during the burial rituals – some pots with contents were stored in the barrows and others were put at the entrance to the chambers.

Halvtreds or femti

The 50-krone banknote bears the everyday Danish word "halvtreds" instead of the Scandinavian "femti". The number "femti", traditionally used on cheques, has been printed on Danish 50-krone banknotes since 1952, but has been replaced, as "femti" is not generally used by the population – partly because fewer cheques are now written.
The other values on the banknotes appear as: "et hundrede", "to hundrede", "fem hundrede" and "et tusinde" kroner.