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Lindgren, Garbo, Bergman: Sweden’s new banknotes and coins

Astrid Lindgren, Evert Taube, Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman, Birgit Nilsson and Dag Hammarskjöld will be the motifs on Sweden’s new banknotes. This is the decision of the General Council of the Riksbank... more ]

Cash money on its way to extinction?

A world without graft, bank robberies and theft? Wouldn’t it be great? But at the condition that it would be a world without cash money …? How the use of cash money might change in high tech societies in a digital world we can learn looking at Sweden. And it might be worth observation. more ]

«Cultural journey» the winner of the Riksbank's design competition for the new Swedish banknotes

Göran Österlund, graphic designer and engraver, has won the Riksbank’s design competition for Sweden’s new banknotes. His entry "Cultural journey” will form the artistic base for the new banknotes, which will probably be introduced in 2015... more ]

Sweden’s odd coins

Lately some excellent counterfeit 1-krona coins were found in Sweden. They clearly insult the king alluding to his alleged escapades. It will stay unknown who made them because police is not investigating. more ]

Secret of Sweden’s odd coins disclosed

The secret of Sweden’s ‘odd coins’ has been disclosed: an amateur artist reckoned it to be an art project to fake 1-crown coins inserting an insulting inscription regarding King Gustav and let friends and relatives ‘find’ the coins. more ]

“Sun, wind and water” theme for Sweden’s new coins

The General Council of the Riksbank has decided how Sweden’s new coins will look. Ernst Nordin’s proposal ”Sun, wind and water” will form the artistic basis for the design of the new 1-, 2-, and 5-krona coins. more ]

Millions of Swedish banknotes will become invalid at year-end

After 31 December 2013, the older 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes without a foil strip will become invalid. There are currently some sixteen million banknotes in the older versions. People are advised to spend the money or pay them into a bank account. more ]

Sweden’s new banknotes and coins

In 2015 and 2016, all banknotes and coins will be changed for the first time in modern Swedish history, except for the 10-krona coin. They will have a completely new appearance and there will be a new denomination: a 200-krona banknote. more ]

Sweden to launch new banknotes and coins

Starting from October 2015 Sweden will see the largest banknote and coin changeover in its history. However, one quarter of Sweden’s population seems to be still unaware of this important fact. Therefore the Riksbank has launched an information campaign. more ]

Sweden launched new banknotes

Sweden has launched new banknotes. It is the first step in the major overhaul of the country’s banknotes and coins. Since 1 October 2015, it is possible to pay with the new 20-, 50- 200- and 1,000-krona banknotes. more ]

Sweden will see 4.3 billion invalid in 4 months’ time

During summer 2016 Sweden is shifting from its old coins and banknotes to new issues. Therefore around SEK 4.3 billion will become invalid. The national bank reminds people to change their money in time in order to secure a smooth transition. more ]

Exchange money for a Garbo and the new coins at Sweden’s Riksbank

On 3 October 2016, it will become possible to make payments with Sweden’s new 100 and 500 krona banknotes, together with the new 1, 2 and 5-krona coins. The Riksbank opens its doors and shows an exhibition on the new banknotes and coins. more ]

Riksbank to complete banknote and coin changeover

Sweden’s largest banknote and coin changeover is now almost complete. It is still possible to deposit invalid 100 and 500-krona banknotes into bank accounts. So far, 92 per cent of all of the banknotes and 46 per cent of all of the coins have been redeemed. more ]

Central Banks – An Edited Collection

The Swedish Central Bank is celebrating its 350th anniversary making them the oldest central bank in the world. It is older than the Bank of English, which wasn’t founded until 1694. Ursula Kampmann takes a look at the edited volume. more ]

Swedish banknotes will not be printed in Malta

Crane AB, a supplier of banknotes, has announced that it will be moving its production facility from Sweden to Malta. This is a delicate decision as it would mean that contrary to a previous agreement Swedish banknotes would be printed abroad. more ]

Riksbank terminates contract with Crane AB

Sweden’s Riksbank is looking for a new banknotes supplier. The bank has terminated its contract with Crane AB as the company is going to move the printing operations to Malta breaking thus an agreement with Riksbank to not produce Sweden’s banknotes abroad. more ]

Numismatic Miniatures from the North (2018)

In this series, we will present impressions of Ursula Kampmann's journey to Europe's Far North. There was much to marvel at in Sweden and Norway: from Viking treasures to stolen crowns to cashless payments. You can find all episodes here. more ]

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