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10 Kronur, 1957

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Front: Jon Eriksson (1728-1787), administrator and promoter of the enlightenment

Back: Scene from Reykjavik harbor

 

100 Kronur, 1957

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Front: Tryggvi Gunnarsson (1835-1917), banker and entrepreneur

Back: Sheep roundup and view of Mt. Hekla

Hekla, in the south of Iceland with a height of 1,491 meters (4,892 ft), is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes.

 

Mt. Hekla

Mt. Hekla

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500 Kronur, 1961

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Front: Hannes Hafstein (1861-1922), first minister of iceland and well known poet

Back: Seamen at work

 

10 Kronur, 1961 (1981)

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Front: Arngrimur Jonsson (1568-1648), scholar

Back: Old icelandic household scene

 

100 Kronur, 1961 (1981)

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Front: Professor Árni Magnússon (1663-1730), collector of early Icelandic manuscripts

Back: Monastic scribe, and text from a 14th-century religious manuscript (Stjórn)

 

500 Kronur, 2001 (2005)

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Front: Jón Sigurđsson (1811-1879), a leader of the 19th century Icelandic independence movement

Back: Sigurđsson working at his desk

Courtesy yuri

 

1000 Kronur, 2001 (2005)

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Front: Brynjólfur Sveinsson (1605-1675), Lutheran Bishop of the see of Skálholt in Iceland 1639-1674

Back: Old Skálholt church

The current Sklaholt church is the eleventh one on this site since the eleventh century. It was the seat of the Catholic bishop until the Reformation in the sixteenth century and remained the Lutheran bishop's seat for 260 years until moved to the capital city. The current church was consecrated in 1963.

Courtesy yuri

 

Current Skálholt Church

Current Skálholt Church

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5000 Kronur, 2001

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Front: Ragnheiđur Jónsdóttir (1646-1715), daughter of the last Catholic Icelandic bishop of Hólar Jón Arason and his wife Hólmfríđur Sigurđardóttir, with her first husband Bishop Gísli Ţorláksson and his two previous wives

Back: Jónsdóttir, an active seamstress, teaching two girls embroidery

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Painting of Ragnheiđur Jónsdóttir (left), her husband Ţorláksson and his two previous wives

Painting of Ragnheiđur Jónsdóttir

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10,000 Kronur, 2001 (2013) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), an Icelandic poet, author and naturalist

Back: Eurasian golden plover

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Eurasian golden plover

Eurasian golden plover

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Iceland is a republic located in the North Atlantic east of Greenland and immediately south of the Artic Circle. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Iceland.

 

 

 

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