Norway unveils final banknote designs

Nkr100 notes
New 100 krone note. Photo: Norges Bank

Norges Bank unveiled the final designs of its new banknote series today (November 22), opting for the first time to issue notes that will not feature portraits of famous Norwegians.

Instead, the new notes will display a different nautical image on each denomination, ranging from a Viking longship to a lighthouse to breaking waves. The opposite side shows a "modern, pixellated pattern" designed to represent the Beaufort scale of wind strength.

The notes bring together the proposals of two graphic

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