Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Denmark 20 krone 2009 - SHIPS: Faroese boat

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Faroese boat"

The Faroese boat is a light, clinker-built, slender and very seaworthy open wooden boat. Its characteristics include a curved sheer line with a high bow and stern. It also bears some resemblance to a Viking ship. Over time it has been developed into a unique construction not found elsewhere in the world.

(information and image by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: Denmark National Bank

Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designer: Hans Pauli Olsen

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