The 5-krone coin was first issued on 15 September 1998.
Diameter: 26.0 mm
Hole in centre: 4.4 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
Weight: 7.85 g
Alloy: 75% Cu, 25% Ni
Designer: Ingrid Austlid Rise
Obverse (heads side):
The Grand Cross with Chain of the Order of St Olav. The text at the top of the coin reads KONGERIKET NOREG (Kingdom of Norway). The symbol of the order is flanked by the crossed-pick-and-hammer mintmark of the Royal Norwegian Mint (now Mint of Norway) and the initials of the director of the mint.
As from the issue year 2007, the initials of the director of the mint are no longer included. As from the same date, the mintmark is placed between “KONGERIKET” and “NOREG”.
Reverse (tails side):
Ornamentation inspired by the leaves of the acanthus plant, in the style of the Norwegian wood carver Ole Moene (1839-1908), with intertwined tendrils between the leaves. The denomination, 5, appears above the motif. The issue year and the inscription KRONER appear below. To the right of the ornamentation are the artist’s initials, IAR (Ingrid Austlid Rise).