Central Banking

Riksbank unveils winner of new banknote design competition


Göran Österlund, a graphic designer and engraver, was on April 24 revealed as the winner of the Riksbank's design competition for Sweden's new banknotes. "His entry, 'Cultural journey', will form the artistic base for the new banknotes, which will probably be introduced in 2015," the central bank said in a statement.

The General Council of the Riksbank reached the decision a year after initially agreeing on the motifs for the banknotes and launching a competition for the artistic design of the b

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