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Denmark 20 Kroner Boat Hjejle
« on: June 07, 2011, 06:52:40 PM »
We have a new currency from the collection of 20 Kroner Denmark is dedicated to boats, with a circulation of 700,000 units, represented here is the HJEILEN, the oldest steamboat in the world is still operational and meets the its 150th anniversary.

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Denmark 20 Kroner Boat Hjejle
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 07:16:21 PM »
Very nice coin! :)

From Royal Danish Mint's website:

On 8 June 2011, Danmarks Nationalbank issues a new 20-krone coin with the paddle steamer Hjejlen as its motif.

The coin showing Hjejlen is minted in 0.7 million copies. It is of the same size and alloy as the ordinary circulating 20-krone coin. The obverse side of the coin carries the portrait of Danish Queen Margrethe II.

Hjejlen is the world's oldest paddle steamer still operating. It was built in Copenhagen in 1861 and thus this  year marks its 150 years anniversary. The original idea was that the paddle steamer would stimulate the tourism to Himmelbjerget.

The coin has been designed by medallist at the Royal Danish Mint, Henrik Wiberg who also designed the ship coin depicting the royal yacht Dannebrog.

Proof version
The coin will also be minted in a proof version for collectors. This quality is minted using extremely well-polished dies and with extra strokes, which provides a silky smooth, clearly embossed motif. The price for a proof coin, delivered in a box, is DKK 125 incl. VAT.

Purchasing the new ship coin
Due to the Royal Danish Mint’s participation in the celebrations at Silkeborg, the coins cannot be ordered from its website until 9 June 2011. The proof version will only be on sale at Danmarks Nationalbank (Banking Services) and via in the period 9-15 June 2011 (both dates included). Orders are limited to three coins per customer. Processing of orders for proof coins will take about one week.

The next ship coin is expected to be issued in the spring of 2012.


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Re: Denmark 20 Kroner Boat Hjejle
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 07:46:57 PM »
Nice design, also because of the "mountain silhouette" in the background.!OpenDocument&popUpWindow+CloseWindow+PrintIcon
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Re: Denmark 20 Kroner Boat Hjejle
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 09:06:40 PM »
And the hill in the background is of course Himmelbjerget.

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Re: Denmark 20 Kroner Boat Hjejle
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 11:37:47 AM »
The Sky Mountain in direct translation. It's with its 147 meters one of the highest points in Denmark, no joking. The highest is called Moellehoej (171 meters, Mill Hill)), but it doesn't look very impressive.

Hjejlen is a good old Danish word signifying "The Golden Plover". The word is not in use since many, many decades!


If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):