16 Jun 2004 - 26 Aug 2021
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Notes & coins
Frequently asked questions
DID YOU KNOW THAT
Mountains of banknotes
If you stacked all of the banknotes in circulation on top of one another the pile would be 30 kilometres high, or 3 1/2 times as tall as Mount Everest.
In the year 2005 there were 1,849 cases of counterfeit banknotes detected and reported to the police, which amounted to a total monetary value of SEK 418,000.
Coins in the home
55 per cent of Swedish households have coins lying around the house to a value of 756 kronor.
On 15 March new 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes were launched
As of 15 March 2006, a new, more secure version of the 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes was introduced. The new banknotes have largely the same appearance as the older versions, but have been equipped with some new security features that make them more difficult to counterfeit.
What will happen to the older 50 and 1,000 krona banknotes?
The older versions will continue to be legal tender.
Order information material or download PDF files
Link to the Press Release
Link to press photos
Link to information pictures of the security features on the new banknotes
Link to questions and answers
INVALID BANKNOTES AND COINS FROM 1 JANUARY 2006
After 31 December 2005 some older versions of banknotes and coins became invalid
The purpose of the change in the Swedish note and coin series is to reduce the number of versions of the same denomination. That will make it easier to be sure about the correct appearance and security features of Swedish notes and coins.
If you still have banknotes that became invalid as of 1 January 2006, you can go to your bank or to Svensk Kassaservice and deposit the money in your account. This service will be available until 31 December 2006 and the respective banks/Svensk Kassaservice will decide whether to make a charge for this service. The final date for redeeming silver 50-öre coins is 28 April 2006.
LAST UPDATED 9/25/2006
Market Operations Department