Tuesday, March 17, 2009


The 50 krone banknote has the word "femti", not "halvtreds" which is the usual Danish word for fifty. Femti is a word used for cheques. The Danish National bank first used it on the 50 krone banknote issued in 1957, and the present banknote is thus the third to use this word.
Danmarks 50 Kroner Femti 1999 VG
Front: The portrait of Karen Blixen
Back: The motif on the reverse of the 50-krone banknote is inspired by a stone relief from Landet Church on the island of Tasinge

Karen Blixen's grave in Rungstedlund, Denmark

Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), née Karen Dinesen, was a Danish author also known under her pen name Isak Dinesen. She is best known, at least in English, for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into highly acclaimed motion pictures. In Denmark she is best known for her works Out of Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke in Kenya, 1918.
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