NORGES BANK INTRODUCED NEW 100- AND 200-KRONE BANKNOTES

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In June 1, 2017
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Source: Norges Bank

The first two denominations in Norway’s new banknote series were put into circulation 30 May 2017.

“This is an important milestone in the work to issue new banknotes. The notes being introduced today are the product of highly advanced graphic design that will function as a secure and effective means of payment for many years to come,” Governor Oystein Olsen said.

The motifs on all of the new banknote series denominations show the importance of the sea for the prosperity and welfare of the people of Norway. The primary motif on the front side of the 100-krone banknote is a Viking ship, while on the 200-krone note, a cod is portrayed facing left. On the back sides, abstract representations of a cargo ship (100-krone note) and a fishing boat (200-krone note) can be seen on the horizon.

The old 100-krone and 200-krone banknotes will circulate in parallel with the new banknotes for a period and will remain legal tender until 30 May 2018. After this period, Norges Bank is obliged to exchange these notes for at least ten more years.

 Images: Norges Bank