Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Denmark 20 krone 2011 - Steam Boat Hjejlen

New circulating commemorative:

"SHIPS: Steam Boat Hjejlen"

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.

(information and image by Pabitra Saha)

LINK: Denmark National Bank
LINK: 150 years of Hjejlen (Danish only)

Composition: Aluminium Bronze, 92%Cu6%Al2%Ni
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Thickness: 2.35 mm
Weight: 9.30 g
Edge: rim with interrupted milling
Designers: Henrik Wiberg
Mintage: 700,000

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