New banknotes of 50 and 500 krone denomination will start circulating on October 18th. The theme of the new 50-krone paper is “The Sea That Binds Us Together”. It is symbolized through the main motif on the note, which is Utvar fyr in Solund municipality. The 1900s railway station is the westernmost point in Norway.
Back of note has a print og lighthouse, this reminds you of a light signal from a guy over sluggish waves. There are around 21,000 lighthouses and seascapes that help seafarers to navigate along the coast of Norway.
The 500-krone note has the “Sea that gives us welfare” as the theme, and the rescue boat RS 14 Stavanger is the main motive. Skøyta is designed by Norway’s most famous boat builder Colin Archer, and was built on his yard in Larvik. It was launched in 1901 and had 37 years in active service for the Rescue Company. It will now be preserved as a museum vessel.
The pattern on the back of the 500-krone note shows an oil platform, while the wind is somewhat stronger, and the waves are slightly larger than the 50-krone bill.
May 30 last year, the new 100 and 200-krone banknotes came, while the 1,000-krone banknote will be released in the fourth quarter of next year.
Current 50 and 500-krone banknotes will be valid for one year after the new banknotes have been launched.