Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Norway 200 krone 2012 - 75th birthdays of King and Queen

New silver commemorative:

"75th birthdays of the King and Queen"

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja both celebrate their 75th birthdays in 2012. To mark the occasion, Norges Bank will issue a commemorative silver coin.

King Harald celebrates his 75th birthday on 21st February, and Queen Sonja celebrates her 75th birthday on 4th July. King Harald succeeded his father, King Olav V, to the throne on 17 January 1991. The King and Queen were consecrated in Nidaros Cathedral on 23 June 1991. The King and Queen were married on 29 August 1968 in Oslo Cathedral and have two children, Princess Märtha Louise and Crown Prince Haakon.

The presentation box and certificate:

(news by Pabitra Saha)

Composition: silver .925
Weight: 16.85 g
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Edge: plain

LINK: Norges Bank

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