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What is NOK?

NOK is a currency, the Norwegian krone.

What is NOK? It's currency, Norwegian krone, kr.

A dry offset (litho) plate to print Norwegian 200 krone banknotes.

The 200 krone banknote shows a motif of a ghost moth printed in intaglio.

NOK as Norwegian krone

The krone is the currency of Norway and its dependent territories. The plural form is kroner. The common local abbrevation of krone is kr and the code NOK. Krone is subdivided into 100 øre. The name translates into English as "crown". The value of Norwegian kroner compared to other currencies varies considerably from one year to another, mainly based on changes in oil prices and interest rates. According to Merrypenny money calculator the most popular rate is Norwegian krone to GBP.

Currency fact sheet

Currency of Norway fact sheet.
Name Norwegian krone
ISO 4217 code NOK
Sign, symbol kr
Coin 1, 5, 10, 20 kr
Banknote 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kr
Central bank Norges Bank

More about...

More about the Norwegian money.

The first known Norwegian coin is a penny attributed to Olav Trygvason, around the year 1000. Minting of coins was a royal monopoly. For long periods no coins were minted in Norway, and monetary needs were then satisfied through import of foreign coins.

The krone was introduced in 1875. The last gold coins were issued in 1910; silver was replaced by cupro-nickel from 1920. Between 1917 and 1921, iron temporarily replaced bronze. During the German occupation in the Second World War, zinc was used in place of cupro-nickel in 10, 25, and 50 øre coins, and production of the 1 krone piece was suspended. Norges Bank will withdraw the 50-øre coin from circulation since 1st of May 2012 because it is no longer used for payment.

Norwegian krone banknotes for 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kroner were introduced in 1877. Because of metal shortages 1 and 2 kroner notes were issued temporarily at after-war times.

The currency - coins and banknotes are distributed by the Central Bank of Norway.

A Norwegian krone issued in 1944.

Krone issued by the Norwegian Government in exile in London in 1944. H7 for King Haakon VII

Money in Norway is a krone.

The Norwegian krone is the official currency in Norway.

Exchange rates

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Norges Bank

Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. Norges Bank was established in 1816, two years after the separation from Denmark and the union with Sweden.

The objectives of the Bank's core activities are price stability, financial stability and added value in investment management. The Bank promotes economic stability in Norway. Norges Bank has executive and advisory responsibilities in the area of monetary policy and is responsible for promoting robust and efficient payment systems and financial markets. Norges Bank manages the portfolios of the Government Pension Fund Global, the Bank’s own foreign exchange reserves and the Government Petroleum Insurance Fund.

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