Sweden is in the process of changing almost all of the coins and banknotes.
The beautiful 20-kronor banknote with the portrait of Selma Lagerlöf who wrote Nils Holgersson underbara resa already has been replaced by the equally beautiful banknote with the portrait of Astrid Lindgren who wrote Pippi Långstrump. And as you can see Nils Holgersson riding his flying goose Martin on the back of the bill has been replaced by Pippi Långstrump and her ape Herr Nilsson.
Last week I got the first of one of the new coins. The old 1 krona and 5 kronor coins are discontinued, new 1 krona, 2 kroner and 5 kronor coins have been arrived. The 10 kronor coin doesn’t change. The new coins are nice but a bit boring in my opinion. While the old coins were extremely different in size the new ones are quite similar. In the future people will have to look twice for a while when they get there change.
More information from the Swedish Riksbank: Notes and coins