The 5-krone coin was put into circulation on 10 April 1990.
The obverse of the coin shows the Queen's monogram in a new artistic interpretation, specially designed for the 1-, 2- and 5-krone coins. The monogram is reproduced three times, interlinked by three crowns. The threefold reproduction of the monogram is deeply rooted in the Danish coin tradition. The reproduction of the monogram deviates from the customary depiction, but is in accordance with coinage tradition.
The ornamentation on the reverse is inspired by prehistoric finds.The mint mark is a heart indicating the issuing athorithy, The Royal Danish Mint in Copenhagen.
Diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 9.2 grams