Sweden’s new banknotes and coins

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February 26, 2015 – On February 16, 2015 the Riksbank presented Sweden’s new banknotes and coins. For the first time, the media was given the possibility of seeing, feeling and tilting the printed banknotes and minted coins.

New 20-krona banknote.

New 50-krona banknote.

In 2015 and 2016, Sweden will gain new banknotes and coins. They will have a completely new appearance and there will be a new denomination: a 200-krona banknote. Sweden has not had a new banknote series for 30 years. In addition, a 2-krona coin will be issued again, for the first time since 1971. For the first time in modern Swedish history, all banknotes and coins will be changed, except for the 10-krona coin.

New 100-krona banknote.

New denomination: 200-krona banknote.

“Many years of preparatory work is now reaching its conclusion. Today, we are pleased to be able to present the new banknotes and coins which will provide Sweden with safe and efficient cash for many years to come. These banknotes will take us on an exciting cultural journey from Birgit Nilsson and the Öresund Bridge in the south to Dag Hammarskjöld and the Three-Country Cairn in the north”, says Stefan Ingves.

New 500-krona banknote.

New 1000-krona banknote.

The new banknotes are smaller than the current ones and have completely new motifs. On the obverse can be found some of Sweden’s foremost cultural personalities of the 20th century. On the reverse are natural and environmental motifs connected to the personalities. The banknotes have new security features providing better protection against counterfeiting. One new feature is that the banknotes can be tilted to check that they are genuine. This is because they have images that change colour and images that move and shift between motifs.

Sweden’s new coins.

The new coins will be smaller and weigh half as much as the present ones. In addition, they are completely nickel-free. The coins have King Carl XVI Gustav as motif. A parallel theme is “sun, wind and water”. The 10-krona coin will remain unchanged.

Four of the new banknotes will arrive in October this year, with the remaining two and the coins in October 2016.

More information can be found on the website of the Riksbank.

The Riksbank has a Facebook page too.