New commemorative coin to mark the 80th birthday of HM The Queen on 16 April 2020

Authors Danmarks Nationalbank
Subject Press releases from Danmarks Nationalbank
Type Press Releases  
Year 2020
Published 15 April 2020
​On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe II on 16 April 2020, Danmarks Nationalbank will issue a commemorative coin.

15 April 2020

On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe II on 16 April 2020, Danmarks Nationalbank will issue a commemorative coin.

The coin will be minted as a silver 500-krone coin, a 20-krone circulation coin and a 20-krone coin in a proof version with a very sharply embossed motif.

The portrait shows the Queen in profile, facing right. It is made by sculptor Lis Nogel. Along the rim is a ring with the inscription ‘Margrethe II Danmarks Dronning’ (Margrethe II Queen of Denmark) and a heart, the mark of the Royal Danish Mint.

The reverse shows a motif based on symbols referring to the Queen’s motto and her artistic work: a heart encircled by 12 pairs of scissors. The motto is reflected in the heart that symbolises the people’s love and in the circle that symbolises Denmark’s strength. The scissor blades form the letter M – for Margrethe – and the circle represents people sticking together. The reverse is designed by graphic designer Jeanette Skov Jensen.

The coins are legal tender and can be exchanged at Danmarks Nationalbank at face value.

All versions of the commemorative coin can be purchased from 16 April 2020 in the Royal Danish Mint’s webshop.

Enquiries from the press can be directed to Press Officer Teis Hald Jensen at tel. +45 3363 6066. For other enquiries and to place an order, please go to kgl-moent.dk or call +45 4345 4011.