Before the kroner issues, a number of notes were issued in various daler
or skilling denominations. The first issue was a private issue with royal
consent, by the Bergen merchant Jørgen thor Møhlen - a shortlived,
but interesting issue. These notes, issued in 1695, were one of the very
first European note issues.
The notes were generally of simple design, printed on one side, save
for the very late issues in the late 1860's and early 1870's.
The first Norwegian issue, 1695, issued by Jørgen thor Møhlen
with royal consent. This is a 25 rixdaler kroner note, with the
coupon of another note of the same denomination.
This note is a 16 Rigsbankskilling note (Pick A15, NK
A86) that I bought from the firm of Colin Narbeth and Son on my first
trip to London in 1976. In 2000 I bought a book from 1973 - The
story of Paper Money by Yasha Beresiner& Colin Narbeth - and
suddenly recognised one of the illustrations. You'll find this note
on page 15 of the book.
This is a 1 speciedaler 1863 (Pick A41,
NK A112c) in nice condition, save for the brown spots.