In December 2002, Danmarks Nationalbank launched the first coin in the Tower coin series which comprises a total of ten coins. On selecting the individual towers, importance has been attached not only to displaying beautiful towers, but also towers with different functions and from different regions of Denmark.

The first thematic coin in the series was issued on 2 December 2002 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the architect Arne Jacobsen, who also designed the Danmarks Nationalbank building.


Depicts a fourth portrait of the Queen Margrethe II facing right wearing a drop pearl tiara.

Between Margrethe II and Danmarks Dronning is a small heart. The heart (♥) is the Royal Danish Mint mark (h, Copenhagen). The use of the heart is a century-old tradition, originally indicating the mint master, later the place of minting. Today, the mint mark serves no practical purpose since Danish coins are minted in only one place.

Engraver: Mogens Møller (symbol of triangle above year of issue).



Aarhus City Hall, clouds in the background, denomination below.

Aarhus City Hall is the city hall of Aarhus, Denmark. The decision to build a new city hall was taken during a city hall meeting in 1937. The new building was inaugurated 2 June 1941, designed by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. On the first proposal, the plans did not include a tower but due to massive public pressure it was later added to the drawings along with the idea to clad the structure in marble. Hans Wegner was in charge of the furnishing - which is uniquely designed to fit the building - and parts of the interior design. The tower is 60 m tall and the tower clock face has a diameter of 7 m.

Engraver: Lis Nogel



Seven plain and seven reeded sections.

20 Kroner

4th portrait
KM# 889 Schön# 108
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium Bronze
Weight 9.3 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.35 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Danish Mint

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