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Royal Danish Mint releases 2013 coin set for children

February 28, 2013 – The Royal Danish Mint issues a coin set for children as gift to celebrate the birth of a baby or a christening in 2013. The coin set will have a design with sweet drawings of a family of trolls minting coins.

The coin set for children comes with a leaflet.

The coin set for children comes with a leaflet.

It comes with a leaflet for entering details such as the child’s name, date of birth, christening date, etc.

The set's medal features a troll motif.

The set's medal features a troll motif.

The coin set for children comprises all Danish coins minted in 2013, i.e. 50-øre and 1-, 2-, 5-, 10- and 20-kroner, as well as a cute medal with a troll motif. Coin sets and medals are illustrated by Maja-Louise Ellehammer. The portrait on the 10- and 20-krone coin is designed by the sculptress Lis Nogel.

In 2013, the 10- and 20-krone coins will be redesigned again, but this time they will be brought more in line with the original design. This will restore the visual identity of the series, from the 50-øre coin to the 1-, 2- and 5-krone coins to the two highest denominations, 10 and 20 kroner. Based on the very first version in this series, a new typeface has been designed for the coins. It was inspired by Danish Art Nouveau, known as Skønvirke, as seen in Danish coins from the early 20th century. The new typeface is in keeping with tradition, but also attractive and robust. Finally, the coat of arms will be redesigned to fit the coins, and the denomination will be shown in the robust, easy-to-read style also used on the other coins in the series.

For more information visit the website of the Royal Danish Mint.

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