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What is DKK?

Danish Krone - DKK.

What is DKK? It's Danish Krone, kr.

Currency of Denmark.

Currency in Denmark has got some roots.

Danish krone

The Danish Krone is the official currency of Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands since 1 January 1875. One Danish krone is divided into 100 øre. The smallest coin in Denmark is the 50-øre, which is valued at one half of a krone. All Danish paper money are banknotes. Denmark uses for their currency a symbol kr and equally ,- yet the international currency code for the Danish krone is DKK. Conversion data from the Merrypenny currency converter indicates that the most popular search term is the denmark to euro rate. The krone is pegged to the euro.

Currency fact sheet

Danish krone fact sheet.
Name Danish Krone
ISO 4217 code DKK
Sign kr
Symbol ,- or kr.
Coin 50 øre, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 kroner
Banknote 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kroner
Central bank Danmarks Nationalbank
Nickname 100-krone note - hund,
500-krone note - plovmand,
1000-krone note - tudse, egern.

More about...

More about the currency in Denmark.

The currency is sometimes referred to as the Danish crown in English, since krone literally means crown. Krone is called "kroner" in plural terms and has its subunit in the form of "øre", the name deriving from the Latin aureus - gold.

The first actual organised coinage was created by Knud den Store (Canute the Great) in the 1020s. The currency system in Denmark came into existence in 1625 when rigsdaler was made the official currency of the country. Krone was established with the coming up of Scandinavian Monetary Union in 1873. Scandinavian Monetary Union was established constituting of two countries, Sweden and Denmark. The purpose of this union was to revalue the currencies of the member countries to put them at par with each other and fixing them against gold.

The krone banknotes include the notes in 5 denominations that are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner. The front sides of the notes have got images of the portraits of important people in the history of Denmark and the backsides of the notes show symbolic images. The 50 kroner banknote is the smallest krone note in circulation and it has the portrait of Karen Blixen - famous writer. 100 kroner banknote is often called the principal note in the series, as it constitutes almost half of the notes in circulation in the country. The portrait on the 100 kroner note is of composer Carl Nielsen. An image of Johanne Luise Heiberg, actress, is depicted on the 200 kroner note and the 500 kroner note shows the image of the Nobel prize winner from Denmark, Neils Bohr. The obverse side of the 1000 kroner bank note bears a double portrait of artists Anna and Michael Ancher.

Danish krone with a hole in the middle.

Because Danish krone is being carried on rope.

Money in Denmark.

Fem hundrede kroner is a money in Denmark.

Exchange rates

What is the Danish krone exchange rate today?

Danish central bank

Danmarks Nationalbank, in English: Danish National Bank, in Danish often simply Nationalbanken, is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark. The three main objectives of Danish national bank are: 1. Stable prices: Bank of Denmark helps to maintain stable prices, i.e. low inflation. This is done by pursuing a fixed-exchange-rate policy against the euro. 2. Safe payments: Denmark National Bank promotes safe settlement of cash and electronic payments. This is done by issuing banknotes and coins and ensuring that payments can be settled between banks. 3. A stable financial system: Danmarks Nationalbank helps to maintain the stability of the financial system. This is done by overseeing financial stability and payment systems, compiling financial statistics and managing the central government’s borrowing and debt. Denmark krone, currency news.

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