We have the following currencies available for purchase/sale at our branches in Denmark:
Payments in cash or by Mastercard/Visa cards are accepted.
The krone (in Danish dansk krone, plural kroner) is the official currency of Denmark and is subdivided into 100 øre.Learn more
The krone (in Danish dansk krone, plural kroner) is the official currency of Denmark and is subdivided into 100 øre.
The oldest Danish coins are the so-called korsmønter or “cross coins” minted by Harald Bluetooth in the late 10th century. Lund was the main minting place and one of Denmark’s most important cities in the Middle Ages, but in that era coins were also minted in places like Roskilde, Odense or Viborg.
The Danish krone was generally based on a silver standard. Periodically, the metal value of minted coins was reduced, as thus did not correspond to their nominal value. This was mainly done to generate income for the monarch and/or the state. As a result, the population started to lose their trust in the respective coins and the Danish currency had to be overhauled several times in an attempt to restore the public trust in the coins, and later in issued paper money.
The latter part of the XVIII and much of the XIX experienced an expansion in economic activity, and with it came a growing need for means of payment easier to handle than coins. Consequently, banknotes were increasingly more used than coins.
The introduction of the new krone was the result of the Scandinavian Monetary Union, which came into force in 1873 (and with it the new currency to be adopted two years later) and lasted until World War I. The parties to the union were the three Scandinavian countries, where the new currency was named krone in Denmark and Norway, and krona in Sweden, a word that literally means «crown» in all three languages.
The Scandinavian Monetary Union came to an end in 1914, when the gold standard was abandoned. Denmark, Sweden and Norway then decided to keep the name of their respective, now separated, currencies.
Denmark later returned to the gold standard in 1924 but left it permanently in 1931. Between 1940 and 1945, the krone was pegged to the German Reichsmark until the end of the German occupation.
Today, banknotes of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Danish kroner are in circulation. You can discover them all by heading over to Denmark’s National Bank.
Regarding coins, denominations of 50 øre and 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 kroner are in circulation.
Global Exchange, third leading company in the world specialised in travel money services for travellers, started operations in Denmark on 29th February 2016, with three branches in the Billund Airport (one in the departures lounge, another one in the baggage claim area and a third one opposite the check-in desks in the landside area).Learn more
Global Exchange, third leading company in the world specialised in travel money services for travellers, started operations in Denmark on 29th February 2016, with three branches in the Billund Airport (one in the departures lounge, another one in the baggage claim area and a third one opposite the check-in desks in the landside area).
Currently, we have an over 180-branch network located at 48 international airports of 17 countries of 4 continents. There, our more than 1,600 employees service more than 4 million Customers every year.
Our company is following an ambitious strategic plan which aims to triple the size of the company. Our aim is to be present in 23 countries by 2016, through 230 branches to serve around 5.5 million Customers per year. This is a solid, sustained growth that will maintain our leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean and will make us expand to other regions such as Europe, North Africa, Asia or the Middle East, aiming to arrive to every corner of the globe where a customer may need foreign exchange services.
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