PMG's Featured Note of the Month: Norway 5 Kroner

Posted on 12/20/2022

This vintage note showcases a northern region that gets no sunlight for several weeks during this time of year.

Norway, Norges Bank 1955-56 5 Kroner graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: Norway

Catalog Number: Pick# 30a

Date: 1955-56

Denomination: 5 Kroner

Varieties: Pick# 30b through 30g have different dates, signatures and prefixes.

What makes it special? The back of the note shows Lofoten, a coastal region about 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The fishing boat scene is inspired by artwork done by renowned Norwegian painter Axel Revold.

Did you know? This time of year, Lofoten has no daylight. The sun set on December 7 and won't rise again until January 5.

Total graded by PMG: As of December 2022, the PMG Population Report includes 162 examples of notes from the varieties of Pick# 30, over half of which are Pick# 30g. The total includes 15 Replacement/Star notes and two Specimen notes.

PMG median grade: PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

PMG highest graded: PMG has certified one Pick# 30g as PMG 69 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

Sales highlights: A Specimen example graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated realized $493 in a Heritage Auctions sale in January 2016. An example of Pick# 30g graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated realized $30 in a Heritage Auctions sale in October 2015.

PMG Registry: This note is part of the Norway 1901-Date, P7-Date category, but none of the nine competing sets has this note yet. It is also part of the Norges Bank, 1945-Date, P25-Date, Issued Notes, Complete, Including Varieties category, but none of the three competing sets has this note yet.

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