The annual Coin Set 2016 was issued 6 December 2016.
The coin set comprises all Danish coins minted in 2016, i.e. the 50-øre and the 1-, 2-, 5-, 10- and 20-kroner. It also includes a medal which on the observe shows the mark of the Royal Danish Mint and on the reverse a royal monogram. The coins are minted with several strokes and are thus more clearly embossed than the ordinary coins in circulation. The coin set is minted in a limited edition.
The medal – Royal monogram
This set includes a medal in Nordic gold. The obverse of the medal shows the Royal Danish Mint’s mark, a heart, under a crown, while the reverse theme is royal monogram. This year’s medal shows a reproduction of the monogram used in the reign of King Christian VIII's (1839-1848). The monogram has never been used on coins, but recreated for the coin, based on an entry sign courtesy of Post & Tele Museum.
A monogram consists of initials referring to the first letters of a person's or a couple's first and last names. The elegantly interwoven and often mirrored initials first appeared in the late 17th century. Originally the were used only by the upper classes – royalty and nobility – but later, towards the end of the 19th century, monograms came into more widespread use.
2016 Coin Set
Six circulation coins and the Royal Danish Mint's medal in Nordic gold.
Technical specification - Medal:
Alloy Nordic gold - copper, aluminium, zinc and tin
Diameter of 30.0 mm
Weight of 13.3 gram