Norway’s New Banknote Series: “The Sea”

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In October 8, 2014
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Source: Norway’s central bank (Norges Bank)  Press-release: 7 October 2014

In spring 2014, a competition was held for the design of motifs for the new banknote series. The purpose of the competition was to arrive at a proposal that can be the artistic basis of the new design.

Norges Bank’s Executive Board has decided that the theme of Norway’s new banknotes will be “The Sea”.

The obverse sides of the notes will be developed on the basis of the proposal “Norwegian Living Space”. It is very well suited to the incorporation of necessary security elements. The expression is open, light and typically Nordic.The basis of the reverse sides will be the pixel motifs “Beauty of Boundaries”. It will give the notes both a traditional and a modern expression.

Norges Bank is now working further on motifs and designs to enable security elements intended for the public and machine-readable security elements to be designed and incorporated into the notes. The first of the new notes will be issued in 2017 at the earliest.


Photo: Norges Bank