“Each banknote carries a portrait of a person on the obverse. Each of these persons has a connection with an area of Sweden. The reverse of each banknote carries a natural and environmental motif that is connected to the person. Different parts of the country are thus represented by the natural and environmental motifs of the new banknotes.
Obverse motif: UN Secretary-General and Member of the Swedish Academy Dag Hammarskjöld
Reverse motif: Lappland, an area of natural beauty of great interest to Dag Hammarskjöld
The persons portrayed on the banknotes’ obverses have been selected according to particular criteria:
– They had major cultural achievements.
– They were active in the 20th century.
– They are popular with the general public and are well-known internationally.
There is an even distribution of men and women and there is some historical distance to the persons.”
More information at: http://www.riksbank.se/…/Notes–co…/Banknotes/New-banknotes/
Picture: Sveriges Riksbank