Sweden changes portrait for new 1,000-krona note due October 2015


According to a Sveriges Riksbank press release dated 25 March 2013, “The Riksbank has reached agreement with the copyright holders for the images and symbols that will be used on the new banknotes. In connection with this, the portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld on the 1000-krona banknote has been re- placed. The issue of the new banknotes will begin in early October 2015.

“Today, the Riksbank is also publishing the texts that will form the basis for the mini- and micro-texts on the new banknotes. The mini- and micro-texts are in- terwoven with the banknotes’ motifs and act as extra security features.

“The texts are linked to the individuals portrayed on the respective banknotes. The 20-krona banknote, for example, will contain a line from “Pippi Longstocking”, one of Astrid Lindgren’s most famous books, while the 500-krona bank- note will have a text listing Birgit Nilsson’s operatic roles. All the mini- and mi- cro-texts are available on the Riksbank’s website.”

Courtesy of David Surette.

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