Iceland new 10,000-króna note (B817a) confirmed

B817 (P61): 10,000 krónur (US$100)

Blue. Front: Icelandic text; poet, Icelandic scholar, essayist, and naturalist, Jónas Hallgrímsson; outlines of mountains Háafjall and Hraundrangi formed from Icelandic words coined by Jónas; floral pattern from cover of periodical “Fjölnir;” Jónas’ handwritten poem “Ferðalok” (Journey’s End); topographical outline of mountain Skjaldbreiður. Back: Icelandic text; Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) birds; Jónas’ pencil drawing of mountain Skjaldbreiður; topographical outline of mountain Skjaldbreiður; Jónas’ handwritten poem “Fjallið Skjaldbreiður;” scallop shell. 18-mm wide Optiks security thread. Watermark: Jón Sigurðsson, electrotype 10000, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 162 x 70 mm. Paper.

a. 22. MAÍ 2001. Sig. 35: Guðmundsson. Prefix H. 8-digit s/n. Intro: 24.10.2013.


  1. Four million of this denomination were printed at a cost of 29 Kronur per note. Whilst the cost for printing two 5,000 Kronur paper notes would cost the bank 36 Kronur (18 Kr each), it should be noted that the printing of Optiks hybrid notes are generally more expensive due to better security features and in general you will only find them printed on high value notes with such features. The new note is signed by the bank’s governor Már Guðmundsson.

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