100 kroner: 100th anniversary of the Dissolution of the Union between Norway and Sweden in 2005
Series: Norway: Silver coins
To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 2005, a 100-krone silver commemorative coin has been struck. The coin, which is proof quality and legal tender, was put into circulation on 23 September 2004.
Obverse: A triple portrait of Norway's three kings during the 100-year period. From right to left: H.M. King Harald V, King Olav V and King Haakon VII. Under the triple portrait is the motto of all three Kings: ALT FOR NORGE (All for Norway). To the right under the triple portrait are the artist Øivind Hansen's initials, ØH, and the date 2004.
Reverse: An oil rig - a symbol of Norwegian petroleum activities. The broad expanse beneath the rig indicates that these operations are offshore. Beneath the motif: 1905-2005 and 100 KR. To the right of this inscription are the initials of the Director of the Mint, Magne Flågan, MF. To the left are the initials of the artist, Danuta Haremska, HD. Beneath the inscription is the mintmark of the Mint of Norway, the crossed pick and hammer.
The obverse motif has been designed by Øivind Hansen and the reverse motif by Danuta Haremska.