DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DETAILS
A 1500-krone commemorative gold proof coin has been minted to mark the arrival of the new millennium. The coin is to be issued on 15 January 2000 and will be legal tender.
Diameter: 27 mm Weight: 6.96 g Gold content: 917/1000 Au, remainder Ag ie: 15.55 g fine gold (1 troy ounce) Design:
Obverse: A portrait of H. M. King Harald V facing right. Behind the portrait, vertically: NORGE AR 2000 (Norway Year 2000) / 1500 KR, and below the portrait: HARALD V. Underneath: the crossed pick and hammer mintmark of the Royal Norwegian Mint and the initials, JEJ, of the director of the Mint Jan Erik Johansen.
Reverse: Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Norse mythology. (Yggdrasil was an evergreen ash reaching above the skies and spreading its...