COPENHAGEN – Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was born in the town of Odense, Denmark, on Tuesday, April 2, 1805. ‘Hans’ and ‘Christian’ are traditional Danish names. He was a Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories. These include ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’, ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Little Match Girl’, and the ‘The Ugly Duckling’. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.

Release Dates

2009, 2010, 2017, 2019


  • Coin Alloy Name: Nordic Gold
  • Coin Alloy Color: old gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31,00
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • Country: Denmark
  • Available: yes, not through coin dispenser
  • Location: COPENHAGEN, Denmark