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Faeroe Islands 50 Krˇnur 2001

Item Code: FO-24

Front: Faroese animals: fragmented animals in a landscape in a watercolour style. Ram's horn. Watercolour of a stone wall. Reverse: Faroese landscapes: Hesturin Hillside and Cliff Beinisv°r­ in the village of Sumba on the west side of Su­uroy. Pasture for sheep and rams. Watermark: Ram's head; Electrotype inspirational circular religious symbol from old wooden churches. Security features: Solid embedded 0.75 mm wide metallic security thread and then near it there is another, violet, windowed, segmented (on the obverse), positioned vertically, 1 mm wide metallic security thread. Main colour: Grey. Artist: Zacharias Heinesen (watercolours). Engraver: Banknote Printing Works. Signatures: Vibeke Larsen (High Commissioner, 1996–2001), Karsten Hansen (Minister of Finance (1998–2004 & 2008). Printing method: Offset and intaglio. Issuer: Faeroe Islands Government, Danish Administration. Date of issue and circulation: 3 July 2001. Legal tender: Yes. Material: The banknotes are printed on dirt-resistant cotton fiber paper that is much stronger than normal writing paper. Printer: Denmarks Nationalbank's Banknote Printing Works and the Royal Danish Mint.

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Dimensions: 125 x 71 mm
Remark: The currency in the Faroe Islands is 1 krˇna and the exchange rate to the Danish banknotes is 1:1. The Faroese banknotes are regarded as a foreign currency in Denmark thus they are not legal tender in Denmark, nor are Danish banknotes legal tender in the Faroe Islands. However, Faroese banknotes can be encashed to Danish banknotes free of charge at Danmarks Nationalbank in the same way as Danish banknotes can be encashed to Faroese banknotes in the Faroe Islands.The coins in the Faroe Islands and in Denmark are the same.

Texts: F°royar. Fimmti Krˇnur. ┌tgivin SambŠrt Galdandi Log. Um Pengase­lar. Fifty Krˇna.

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