200 kroner: 150th anniversary of Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Series: Norway: Silver coins
The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2011. To mark the occasion, Norges Bank will issue a 200-krone silver coin on 8 January. NIF was founded on 15 March 1861 as Centralforeningen for Udbredelse af Legemsøvelser og Vaapenbrug and is Norway’s largest volunteer organisation, with over 2 million members divided among nearly 12 000 sports clubs organised in 19 regional associations and 55 national federations.