20 kroner - Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge was born on 3 April 1771. To mark the 250th anniversary of this event, Norges Bank issued a special edition 20-krone circulation coin on 3 April 2021. The coin is legal tender and is issued at face value. Norges Bank invited five artists to participate in a competition to design the anniversary motif on the reverse of the coin. Håkon Anton Fagerås won the competition with the motif “15 000 km”. Over several years, Hans Nielsen Hauge wandered on foot across much of the country, preaching and forming friendship societies. Hauge and the movement he created have been of great importance for the political and economic modernisation of the country.
The obverse features a portrait of HM King Harald V facing right. Around the portrait: HARALD V NORGES KONGE. At the lower left edge of the portrait, the artist's signature: IAR. Below the portrait: the year 2021 with the initials of Norges Bank.