Danmarks Nationalbank often receives requests from companies and individuals about reproduction of banknotes and coins. Always consider it carefully if you intend to reproduce money and respect Danmarks Nationalbank’s copyright to the banknote and coin designs.
It is not possible for Danmarks Nationalbank to approve projects or illustrations in advance.
It is a criminal offence to imitate and/or copy money in such a way that it can be mistaken for genuine money. Danmarks Nationalbank has established some guidelines. Each individual or company is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable legislation.
The provisions of the Danish Penal Code on counterfeiting
The provisions of the Danish Copyright Act on protection of works of art, including banknote and coin designs
The provisions of the Danish Marketing Act on good marketing practice.
Danmarks Nationalbank’s guidelines
In continuation of this legislation, Danmarks Nationalbank has prepared the following guidelines for using money as illustrations in advertising, publications and the like. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and ensuring that illustrations cannot be mistaken for genuine money always rests with the individual or company wishing to use banknotes and coins as illustrations.
Danmarks Nationalbank’s guidelines for the reproduction of banknotes
Banknotes may be reproduced electronically at a resolution not exceeding 200 pixels in height when reproduced in actual size 1:1.
Banknotes may be reproduced in print at more than 140 per cent or less than 70 per cent of their length and height.
If reproduced in actual size, no more than 1/3 of the banknote may be shown.
- Details and parts of the design of a banknote may not be reproduced independently of the rest of the banknote.
Danmarks Nationalbank’s guidelines for the reproduction of coins
Unlike what is the case with banknotes, there are no special guidelines for the reproduction of coins as long as the coins are not reproduced on or in materials that could be mistaken for genuine coins.
Details and parts of the design of a coin may not be reproduced independently from the rest of the coin. When reproducing coins, you should also be aware that state symbols and portraits of the Queen may not be reproduced without the permission of the Danish National Archives and the Court, respectively.