As of October 1st the following notes are invalid:
- 20 SEK the new 20 bill will feature childrens’ author Astrid Lindgren.
- 50 SEK poet and musician Evert Taube.
- 100 SE Swedish actress Greta Garbo.
- 200 SEK director Ingmar Bergman.
- 500 SEK singer Birgit Nilsson.
- 1000 SEK UN’s general secretary Dag Hammarskjöld.
Previously Swedish coins will be invalid and replaced by new ones in 2016.
- 1 SEK will be replaced by the 2 SEK coin.
- 5 SEK will be smaller and copper plated.
- 10 SEK will remain unchanged.
I wonder why the chosen women still, have a lower currency value than the men… I’m sorry but who is the woman on new 500 SEK bill !? I have never heard of her. Why does the new bills resemble the European currency!? Is it meant as an insult to the EMU or is it supposed to be a proof of Swedish resilience.