|Norway 200 Kroner 2006 (2002-2009)|
Item Code: NO-50
Portrait of Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland (1867
- 1917) wearing spectacles (eyeglasses). Northern lights
(Aurora Borealis) rising upwards toward the North Star. Little Bear (Ursa Minor) and the Big Dipper constellations. Birkeland's
"Terrella" where he produced artificial northern lights. Intaglio rosette in a form of a snowflake, a snow crystal, symbolises
winter, the time of year when the northern lights are most visible and it contains a hidden "N". Holographic foil stripe.
Back: Map of the North Polar region. Northern lights are visible along the coast of northern Norway at night; they are visible
over Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, during the day. Depiction of Birkeland's thoughts about the
orientation of electric currents in connection with the northern lights. Currents near the auroral arcs flow parallel to the ground,
while those that are higher up flow along the earth's magnetic field lines. These currents are called Birkeland Currents.
Watermark: Portrait of Kristian Birkeland repeated vertically. Main colours: Blue and green. Artists: Graphic designers,
Sverre Morken (obverse) and Arild Yttri (reverse). Signatures: Svein Ingvar Gjedrem (Governor 1999-2010); Trond Eklund
(Chief Cashier). Issuer: Norges Bank. Date of First Issue: 16 April 2002 (design: 1994). Date of withdrawal: N/a.
Legal tender: Yes. Material: Cotton. Printer: Norges Banks Seddeltrykkeri (NBS). NBS printing plant closed its
operation permanently on 29 June 2007.
|Dimensions: 145 x 70 mm|
Texts: Norges Bank. To Hundre Kroner. Two Hundred Kroner. Noregs Bank. Norwegian Currency.
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