200 SEK for Astrid Lindgren

The Swedish central bank, Riksbanken, has decided to renew the bank notes and introduce a brand new 200 SEK note. Now the question remains – who will have the honour of being portrayed on the note? Many names have been mentioned: The Crown Princess Victoria, Alfred Nobel and Astrid Lindgren, among others. Not suprisingly, the Award Office’s note vote falls on Astrid Lindgren!

There are many arguments to why Astrid Lindgren would be the perfect choice. She made a lasting contribution on the world of children’s literature, her humanism influenced Swedish society in uncountable ways and her collected work has meant more to the image of Sweden than any other author’s. To name but a few.

The Riksbank is interested in hearing the opinion of the public. Therefore, you can e-mail them your thoughts to: sedlarmynt@riksbank.se. Let them know who you feel should be portrayed on the 200 SEK note!

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