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Valid banknotes in circulation

Valid notes in Iceland


 

5000 krónur
First put into circulation in 1986. In November 2003 the Central Bank put an upgraded design of the 5000 kr. note into circulation. Size: 70 x 155 mm. Predominant colour: blue on multicoloured underprint. Obverse: Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir (1646-1715), third wife of Gísli Þorláksson, Bishop of Hólar; and the bishop and his two earlier wives, Gróa Þorleifsdóttir and Ingibjörg Benediktsdóttir. Reverse: Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir instructing two girls in embroidery, with initials from her pattern book at the side. The borders and main pattern on both sides, and the embroidered lettering on the obverse, are copied from the Laufáskirkja altar cloth at the National Museum of Iceland. Blind recognition feature: three vertical lines intaglio-printed on the obverse.

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2000
krónur

First put into circulation in 1995. Size: 70 x 150 mm. Predominant colour: brown and yellow (obverse) and blue-violet and yellow (reverse) on multicoloured underprint. Obverse: Artist Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972); in the background is a stylised detail from his painting Outside and Inside.  Reverse: Kjarval's painting Yearning for Flight and his drawing Woman and Flowers.  Identification feature: open intaglio-printed triangle on the obverse. See Security features 


1000
krónur
First put into circulation in 1984. In November 2004, the Central Bank of Iceland put an upgraded design of the 1000 kr. note into circulation. Size: 70 x 150 mm. Predominant colour: purple on multicoloured underprint. Obverse: Brynjólfur Sveinsson (1605-1675), Bishop of Skálholt, with borders and background featuring pictures from a bedspread at the National Museum; the written denomination is in a typeface matching the inscription on the baptismal font at Brynjólfskirkja [Brynjólfur?s church], Skálholt. Reverse: Brynjólfskirkja church (1650-1802) at Skálholt, with a cross-section of it in the background. The main pattern is the same as on the borders on the obverse. At the side is an image of the Madonna from a gold ring owned by Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson. Blind recognition feature: two vertical lines intaglio-printed on the obverse. See Security features
 

500
krónur

First put into circulation in 1981. In October 2005, the Central Bank of Iceland put an upgraded design of the 500 kr. note into circulation.

Size: 70 x 145 mm. Predominant colour: red on multicoloured underprint.

Obverse: Jón Sigurðsson, (1811-1879), leader of Iceland's movement for independence. The border is modelled on the 500 kr. Landsbanki Íslands banknote of 1944 and the main pattern from a tapestry owned by Jón Sigurðsson. Reverse: Jón Sigurðsson at his writing desk, with tapestry and other articles from the National Museum's collection of his belongings; on the right side is Reykjavík Grammar School, where parliament met in Jón Sigurðsson's day. Blind recognition feature: a single vertical intaglio-printed line on the obverse.
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