The Kingdom of Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark) is the southernmost Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The Denmark proper consists of the Jutland peninsula and 443 named islands between the North and Baltic Sea. Denmark is located at the south of Norway, southwest of Sweden, and north of Germany. Constitutionally, the Kingdom of Denmark is a unitary state encompassing Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland.
Though Denmark is part of the European Union, the Danes still use the krone as their monetary unit. One krone is equivalent to 100 ore. The word krone is Danish for crown, and ore is Danish for gold. The Dansmarks Nationalbank (Danish National Bank) issues banknotes for Denmark. However, when the British liberated parts of Denmark from Germany in 1945, the Allierede Overkommando (Allied Supreme Command) issued banknotes concurrent to the ones issued by the Danish National Bank to use as money. The 1937 series were designed by Danish painter Gerhard Heilmann. The landscape issues in 1951 featured Danish landmarks, noted men, and art. In 1972, the Danish National Bank issued new notes that featured portraits of notable Danish by Jens Juel on the obverse side and different animals in Denmark on the reverse side.