Central Banking

Riksbank unveils designs for new coins


The Riksbank today (September 11) announced that the General Council had unanimously decided on the winning design for the new coins to be issued in the country. Sculptor Ernst Nordin's proposed 'Sun, wind and water' theme will form the artistic basis for the renewed currency.

Three denominations of the redesigned coins, the 1-, 2-, and 5-krona coins, will enter circulation in October 2016. The coins will be smaller and lighter, to reduce transport and purchasing costs, as well as the

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