New image on the 1000-krona banknote

Copyright issues have now been resolved for the images and symbols to be used on Sweden's new banknotes. The portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld on the 1000-krona banknote will be replaced. Today, the Riksbank is also publishing the mini- and micro-texts that will be found on the new banknotes.

The Riksbank has reached agreement with the copyright holders for the images and symbols that will be used on the new banknotes. In connection with this, the portrait of Dag Hammarskjöld on the 1000-krona banknote has been replaced. The issue of the new banknotes will begin in early October 2015.

Today, the Riksbank is also publishing the texts that will form the basis for the mini- and micro-texts on the new banknotes. The mini- and micro-texts are interwoven with the banknotes' motifs and act as extra security features.

The texts are linked to the individuals portrayed on the respective banknotes. The 20-krona banknote, for example, will contain a line from “Pippi Longstocking”, one of Astrid Lindgren's most famous books, while the 500-krona banknote will have a text listing Birgit Nilsson's operatic roles. All the mini- and micro-texts are available on the Riksbank's website.

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