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New Coin Series Honors Danish Scientists

October 9, 2013 in Coins, Commemorative, Danish Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Danish Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

October 9, 2013 By Michael Alexander (

The National Bank of Denmark has issued (7th October) new coins to mark the centenary of the publication of Niels Bohr’s atomic theory. Three additional issues will highlight as their common theme –  scientific theories developed by Danish scientists since 1572. This innovative series comprises four different 500-kroner silver coins and four different 20-kroner circulation coins of the same design, additional proof versions of the 20-kroner coins will also be minted, aimed at collectors.

Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962) is the central figure in the series of scientists. The series also includes Hans Christian Ørsted (1777 – 1851), Ole Rømer (1644 – 1710) and Tycho Brahe (1546 – 1601). They have been selected because their discoveries were ground-breaking to the world of science at the time.

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