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The first Swedish 10 kronor regular circulation coin was issued from 1991 to the year 2000 inclusive.

It was yellow in colour and made of Nordic gold, which is composed of 89% copper, 5% aluminium, 5% zinc, and 1% tin.

It was a small chunky coin: diameter 20.5 mm; thickness 2.9 mm.



The obverse featured a portrait of King Carl XVI Gustaf with the words SVERIGES KONUNG (Sweden's king).

The legend includes the King's motto: FÖR SVERIGE I TIDEN.

His motto translates as "For Sweden - with the times".

The initials "MN" are for the designer, Marita Norin.



The reverse featured the three crowns of Sweden, over which the denomination is superimposed.

The Mint official's mark appears on the left-hand side and the initial letter of the surname of the Governor of the Riksbank on the right-hand side.



A fine portrait on the obverse then, with an elegant and clever design on the reverse.
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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2021, 02:29:32 PM »
The second Swedish 10 kronor regular circulation coin was issued from 2001 to 2009.

Like the first version, it was yellow in colour and made of Nordic gold.

It had the same dimensions as before: diameter 20.5 mm; thickness 2.9 mm.

Both versions weighed 6.6 grams.



This version showed the year on the obverse, not the reverse.

The initials "EN" are for the designer, Ernst Nordin.

A new portrait appears of the now older king.



This version showed the King's motto on the reverse, not the obverse.
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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2021, 02:32:31 PM »
My preference is for the first version. The King's motto does not fit neatly into the overall design on the reverse.

I am not even sure what the King's motto is meant to convey.


Below is a larger image of the reverse of the coin.
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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2021, 02:33:38 PM »
According to Numista, the circulation 10 kronor coin was last minted in 2009. Is that the case?
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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2021, 06:36:40 PM »
Some answers/observations:

I too prefer the first version. The portrait on the second, also used on the 1 krona coin 2001-2013, is in very low relief and doesn't strike well. The earlier one is bolder yet realistic, unlike the peculiar one used on the 1976-2000 1 krona.

No, no 10 kronor coins have been struck since 2009 as far as I know. The denomination didn't change when the rest of the coin and banknote range was updated in 2016/17.

On the king's motto - your translation is accurate. According to Swedish Wikipedia, it was chosen by the king to reflect his desire to be a modern monarch. His immediate predecessors' mottoes were Plikten framför allt (Duty above all, Gustav VI Adolf) and Med folket för fosterlandet (With the people for the fatherland, Gustav V). I wonder what Victoria will choose when her time comes?

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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2021, 07:58:17 PM »
According to Numista, the circulation 10 kronor coin was last minted in 2009. Is that the case?

Yes, the circ. 10 kr was last minted in 2009 according to the official web-site of the Riksbank.

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Re: Sweden: the two 10 kronor circulation coins: 1991-2000 and 2001-2009
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2021, 08:16:57 PM »
Thank you, both. Presumably Sweden is well along the way to becoming a cashless society, then.
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