Swedes get set for new money, money, money

Swedes get set for new money, money, money

 Christina Wejshammar of Sweden’s central bank. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

The first batch of Sweden’s new currency will come into play on October 1st, with over 300 million bank notes and two billion coins to be replaced as part of the gigantic project.

“The biggest challenge is to make sure that everyone has information about what the new notes look like, when they come into effect and when the old ones expire so that you can make sure you use them on time,” the head of cash at Sweden’s central bank (Riksbanken), Christina Wejshammar, told The Local on Friday.

A fresh collection of bills featuring the likes of Swedish legends like director Ingmar Bergman, actress Greta Garbo and children’s author Astrid Lindgren will replace other famous Swedes such as Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf, botanist Carl Linneaus and King Gustav Vasa over the next couple of years.

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