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New coin issued for Queen Margrethe’s Jubilee

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2022 is a special year in Denmark, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the reign of Queen Margrethe II, one of the most beloved Heads of State in the world. 

To celebrate the occasion, the Danish National Bank has announced that it will issue a commemorative coin. 

Featuring a profile of the monarch on one side and a new design on the other, the coins will be issued in three different values. 

The profile of the sovereign was designed by sculptor Kathrine S. Moseholm. She said that she took inspiration from the paperclip movement and the minimalist sculpting style. The Queen is seen wearing the Pearl Poire Tiara and earrings. 

On the other side, the motif was created by Danish National Bank director of design Jeanette Skov Jensen. She took inspiration from the number 50 and created a pattern that was repeated four times around the face of the coin. She said she was inspired by the four wings of Amalienborg Palace, the royal residence in Copenhagen. 

The coin will be available in three different forms: a 500 Danish crowns value, a 20 crowns value for normal use and a 20 crowns coin “on which the motif appears extra sharp,” according to the Royal House’s website. 

All three coins will be available for purchase on starting on the 14th of January, the exact date of the 50th anniversary of Queen Margrethe’s ascension to the throne. 

The day will also be marked with a reduced number of events; the Queen will welcome the Prime Minister at Christiansborg Palace, then the entire family will hold a commemorative event at the Folketing (the Danish parliament), before attending a church service at Roskilde Cathedral to place wreaths on the grave of the Queen’s parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid.