Danmarks Nationalbank has a monopoly on producing and issuing Danish banknotes and coins.
Subject to the approval of the Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, Danmarks Nationalbank determines the appearance of Danish banknotes and coins and their denominations, i.e. "how many kroner" each banknote and coin is worth.
Danmarks Nationalbank took over the Royal Mint from the government in 1975.
Banknotes and coins are put into circulation via the banks
As required, banks are supplied with banknotes and coins by Danmarks Nationalbank, and their current-account balances are reduced correspondingly. The procedure is basically the same as when an ordinary customer withdraws cash from a bank account and the amount is deducted from the customer's account.
Danmarks Nationalbank supplies banknotes and coins to Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland via a network of cash depots which are owned and administered by the banks.
In the summer of 2006, the Royal Danish Mint opened an online shop with a view to servicing Danish and foreign coin enthusiasts and collectors.
The online shop has been a great success and it is our impression that customers worldwide welcome this opportunity to buy collector's coins and coin sets via a convenient and secure online facility.
Our website provides information about all coins minted in Denmark.