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Frequently asked questions about the abolition of the 25-øre coin
From 1 October 2008, the 25-øre coin is no longer legal tender. This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about the abolition of the coin.
Why is the 25-øre coin taken out of circulation?
The 25-øre coin no longer has self-supporting purchasing power. It has become "your change" rather than a useful means of payment. At the same time, it is expensive to produce and costly for banks and retailers to handle. So there is every reason to make the 50-øre coin the smallest Danish coin.
Will the 25-øre coin be worthless after 1 October 2008?
It will no longer be possible to use the coin in shops after 1 October 2008, but it can still be encashed at Danmarks Nationalbank until it is decided to invalidate it at some point. Your bank will probably also encash the coin after 1 October 2008.
How many 25-øre coins are there in circulation?
There are approximately 500 million 25-øre coins of bronze in circulation, with a value of around kr. 125 million. Danmarks Nationalbank expects that around 40 per cent of them will be returned.
Will the abolition of the 25-øre coin affect rounding rules?
With the abolition of the 25-øre coin, new rounding rules will apply to cash payments from 1 October 2008. Only the total amount is rounded – not the price of each article. The new rounding rules are in line with those used in Sweden, i.e. rounding up or down to the nearest 50 øre. For electronic payments (Dankort, Internet banking, etc.) the exact amount is still payable, e.g. kr. 405.85.
What are the new rounding rules?
From 1 October 2008, amounts ending in .01 to .24 are to be rounded down to the nearest whole krone. Amounts ending in .25 to .74 are to be rounded to .50, and finally amounts ending in .75 to .99 are to be rounded up to the nearest whole krone. The rounding rules apply to cash payments ONLY.
Will the abolition of the 25-øre coin lead to higher prices?
Previous experience from Denmark, Sweden and Norway shows that taking small coins out of circulation does not lead to higher prices (inflation).
When was a coin last removed from circulation?
The Danish coin series was last changed in 1989, when the 5-øre and 10-øre coins were abolished. At the same time the entire coin series was redesigned and new values introduced.
The crown is placed in the centre of the obverse of the coin. The sovereign's crown is the most important Royal and State symbol and represents national sovereignty. Since 1671 the crown of Christian V, which is kept at Rosenborg Palace, has been the Royal Danish crown. The year of minting is seen at the top of the coin. On the reverse of the coin the figure "25" is placed in the centre. Above, the heart of the Royal Mint is embossed. The use of the heart is a century-old tradition, originally indicating the mint master, later the place of minting. Today the mint mark serves no practical purpose since Danish coins are minted at only one place.
The 25-øre coin is of tin-bronze. The coin has a diameter of 17.5 mm, weighs 2.8 g, a thickness of 1,55 mm and has a smooth rim.