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Sweden to soon launch new banknotes – samples presented
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The Swedish central bank, Riksbank has presented the winner of the
design of Swedish nw bank notes. He is Göran Österlund proposal
"Cultural journey" that will form the artistic basis for the new
important that cash payments function smoothly and that cash handling
is efficient. Today's banknotes are of good quality, but they are 25
years old. The new banknotes will be more modern and have better
security features,” writes the Riksbank on its website on Tuesday.
the bank, the new banknote series will have a new denomination: the
200-krona note. Today there is a gap between the 100-krona note and the
500-krona note. Those who pay amounts between these figures often use
several 100-krona notes. A 200-krona note will reduce the number of
banknotes in people's wallets and in the retail trade.
In the spring 2011, the Riksbank announced a contest of designing the
new Swedish banknotes. In April 2012 the contest ended. The jury
selected "Cultural Journey" to be the winner and the General Council
decided that Goran Baltic Lund contribution "Cultural Journey" will be
the artistic point of departure for the new notes.
By Scancomark.se Team
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