The krone is the official currency of Norway. The name is derived from the word “krone”, which means crown. The official currency symbol: kr. The first krone in Norway dated to 1875 when it replaced the Norwegian speciedaler/spesidaler. The Norges Bank introduced notes in 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kroner denominations. In 1876, a new krone was introduced due to the Scandinavian Monetary Union, of which they are part of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Then in 1914, The Monetary Union was dissolved, and the three states members decided to keep the name on their respective currency. In 1917 the 1 krone was issued, followed by 2 kroner in 1918. Between 1940 and 1950, the Norges Bank introduced new 1 and 2 crown notes, but a few years later, these were replaced by coins; the exact change occurred for the 5 and 10 denomination notes. The 200 kroner in 1994. A new bank series was launched in 2019, in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.
The 50 kroner note front design is base on the “The sea that binds us together” theme, which is representing by the Utvær Lighthouse (Utvær fyr) located in Solund municipality, which is a lighthouse built in 1900, an illustration of an Atlantic puffin on the upper-right corner, and a holographic rectangle containing a ring and the numerical denomination. The reverse of the note illustrates a pixelated pattern that represents a light signal from a lighthouse and light wind, which is characterized by short rectangular shapes. The design is completed with the constellation Ursa Major, the nautical chart symbol, and an Atlantic puffin sketch. The lettering of the note is presented in the Norwegian language. This note is part of the 2017 series, and its color is green.
Text: 50, FEMTI KRONER, NORGES BANK, 2017.