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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2012, 02:30:12 PM »
Seems that Mint of Finland will be striking the new coins..

Makes sense as the Mint of Finland bought the Swedish mint a couple of years ago. After the merger, they initially continued the operations in Eskilstuna, but then decided that was too costly. Also see http://www.myntverket.se ...

Thanks for posting the links to the winning design and to the ones that did not make it. Well, I really like the "many digits" in Annie Winblad Jakubowski's designs. But if the requirements say that the king has to be depicted, so be it. :)

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 03:30:56 PM »
Thomas Quarsebo would have got my vote. My sort of designs.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2012, 04:05:15 PM »
Saving the images of un-adopted designs here for convenience:

Design: Peter Linde



Design. Thomas Quarsebo



Design: Vladimir A. Sagerlund



Design: Annie Winblad Jakubowski



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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 09:27:54 AM »
Saving the images of un-adopted designs here for convenience:

Also see this new topic:
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,18201.0.html

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2015, 08:58:24 PM »
http://www.riksbank.se/en/Notes-and-coins/Frequently-asked-questions/Questions-and-answers---New-banknote-and-coin-series/

When will the new banknotes and coins be issued?

The new 20-, 50-, 200- and 1 000-krona banknotes will be introduced in October 2015, and the new 100- and 500-krona banknotes and the new 1-, 2- and 5-krona coins will be introduced in October 2016.

What will happen with the present banknotes and coins?

The current 20-krona, 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes will become invalid after 30 June 2016. The 100-krona and 500-krona banknotes and 1, 2 and 5-krona coins will become invalid on 30 June 2017. 

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2015, 09:44:31 PM »
1, 2 and 5-krona coins will become invalid on 30 June 2017.

There is no 2 - krona coin at present.
I am sure the one proposed to be issued or introduced in October 2016, is not likely to become invalid on 30 June 2017.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 11:30:24 PM »
There is no 2 - krona coin at present.

The 2017 date refers to the coins that currently are legal tender - regardless of how often or rarely they show up in circulation. :)  And the 2 kronor coin that was minted until the early 1970s is one of those valid pieces ...

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2015, 08:34:06 PM »
Yes, all 1, 2 and 5-kronor pieces issued under the law of 1873 are legal tender, plus their Cu-Ni successors. You occasionally find silver 1kr coins in circulation, though I've never received a 2kr in change. They would be confusing if frequently encountered, as they are heavier than the 5kr currently in use.

I'm still unclear why they didn't take this opportunity to replace the 20kr note with a coin. As other countries have found it saves money in the long run, and it would also bring the SEK into line with its neighbours - the Danish and Norwegian krone and the euro have an equivalent coin denomination.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2015, 06:39:18 AM »
Yes, all 1, 2 and 5-kronor pieces issued under the law of 1873 are legal tender, plus their Cu-Ni successors. You occasionally find silver 1kr coins in circulation, though I've never received a 2kr in change. They would be confusing if frequently encountered, as they are heavier than the 5kr currently in use.

I'm still unclear why they didn't take this opportunity to replace the 20kr note with a coin. As other countries have found it saves money in the long run, and it would also bring the SEK into line with its neighbours - the Danish and Norwegian krone and the euro have an equivalent coin denomination.

Does that mean the golden fiver still is valid ? How about the golden 10 and 20 kronor ?

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2015, 03:54:07 PM »
I'm still unclear why they didn't take this opportunity to replace the 20kr note with a coin.

More than that, I am unable to understand as to why the decided to retain old effigy of the king on 10 kr coin.
When they come out, it would be unique series with two different effigies on current coins.
OR do you think, they will have a Queen before that?

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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2015, 04:34:12 PM »
More than that, I am unable to understand as to why the decided to retain old effigy of the king on 10 kr coin.
When they come out, it would be unique series with two different effigies on current coins.
OR do you think, they will have a Queen before that?

I do not understand that either. The old 10 kronor looks remarkably ugly compared to the proposed new coins.

As  to the reluctance of replacing the 20 kronor note with a coin, I came to think of how long it took for the 5 kronor coin to replace the 5 kronor banknote, almost 100 years. According to what I once read, the Swedish people where rather fond of the smal denominationed banknotes.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2015, 05:06:22 PM »
Why the 10 kr was not redesigned as well, I don't know. Maybe because of Victoria ;) maybe because cash is not all that relevant in Sweden. But I do not think it is that uncommon in monarchies to have more than one royal portrait on circulating coinage.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2015, 05:40:33 PM »
I don't know whether the gold pieces are still legal tender. It doesn't really have any practical importance.

As to having two different portraits of the king in use simultaneously, that's not odd or unusual in the Swedish context. Ever since the introduction of the 10 kronor coin in 1991 there have been two simultaneously - the 10 and 1 coins have had different portraits throughout that period, even after both changed in 2001.

As to the abdication issue: barring sudden and unexpected death I very much doubt we will see Queen Victoria on the throne in the timescale we're talking about here. AFAIK Carl Gustav has no health problems or other personal reasons for stepping down. Yes, he has been criticised and made fun of in the press and various polls have suggested that people in general would prefer Victoria to be queen. But with the conspicuous exception of Edward VIII in the UK, all the royal abdications I can think of in modern times - apart from those where the king was replaced by a non-monarchical alternative - have been on the king/queen's own terms, not those of the chattering classes who think someone else would do a better job. And AFAIK Carl Gustav has no reason or desire to step down.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2015, 06:15:53 PM »
He could be smashed by an elk...

Of course the matter of the golden 10 and 20 kronor is of practical consequence, though I would not mind getting some with the change. I was simply wondering. I believe, I could not tell if the norwegian 10 and 20 kroner are still legal tender.

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Re: Sweden: New coins and notes in 2015/2016
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2015, 08:43:58 PM »
In 2015 Denmark quit minting its own coinage. They now import all of their coinage. The added marks are made by the engravers, and the dies then sent to the one's who do the actual minting. As such I have lost all interest in the coins of Denmark since 2015. I suspect they are now minted via Korea, the British or Finland??? [reference: Dec. 2014, The Numismatist, page 27]. The only thing Danish, is the design -- the metal, the minting, and quality control are all imported.
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