Picture of DENMARK 20 Kroner 2012 Kong Frederik IX KM 948 UNC

DENMARK 20 Kroner 2012 Kong Frederik IX KM 948 UNC

Thematic Coin - Ship series
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Country: DENMARK
Denomination: 20 Kroner "Kong Frederik IX"
Year / Date of issue: 2012, 29. May
Type: Thematic coin - the 11th issue in the Ship series.

On 29 May 2012, Danmarks Nationalbank issued a new 20 Kroner coin featuring the ferry Kong Frederik IX.

The ferry Kong Frederik IX was built at Elsinore Shipyard, and when it was put into service on 16 December 1954, it was the world’s largest ferry. It was 114 m long and 17.7 m wide. The car deck had 257 m of railway tracks, allowing the ferry to carry 30 goods wagons. As a car ferry Kong Frederik IX could hold 115 passenger cars.

The ferry served several routes e.g. between Denmark and Germany and across the Great Belt. In 1997 it was taken out of service and for a few years it served as a museum ferry at Nyborg. It was scrapped in 2005.

Grade : Uncirculated
Composition: Aluminium-Bronze
Weight: 9.30 g
Diameter: Ø 27 mm
Thickness: 2,35 mm
Catalog no.: KM # 948
Reference: Standard catalog of World Coins (Krause-Mishler) 

Disclaimer: Pictured coins are for reference only. You will receive a similar coin in UNC condition.