Iceland presents new 10,000 krona (updated)

We already knew who and what would be on the new banknote of 10,000 krona from Iceland, but today it will be (translation) officially presented by the Central Bank. Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), natural scientist and poet will appear on the front of the note as well as the Eurasian golden plover on the back. Jonas Hallgrimsson was interested in the plover and mentioned her in some of his poems.

Graphic designer and artist Kristín Þorkelsdóttir developed the new banknote. It will be unveiled on the website of the Central Bank at 16:00 local time today.

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The new note will be issued from 24 October 2013. The new security features (translation) and the new note itself (small picture):

Steven Woensdag 25 September 2013 at 08:09 am | | news
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