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Swedish banknotes by: Martina Rylander Sp2b
Fact In Sweden we have five different denominations of banknote. The Swedish currency is the Crown (called Kronor in Swedish).
20 Swedish Crowns This banknote is for 20 Swedish Crowns. The person on the banknote is Selma Lagerlöf, who was a famous Swedish author. She wrote stories such as ”Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige” (Nils Holgersson’s wonderful journey through Sweden), and on the back of the note there is a picture of Nils Holgersson on the goose.
50 Swedish Crowns On the 50 Crown note we can see a picture of the first and one of the best international singers from Sweden; Jenny Lind. She lived in the 19th century. She was called ”The Swedish Nightingale”.
100 Swedish Crowns On the 100 Crown note there is a portrait of Carl von Linné, who is one of the most famous Swedish people ever. Carl von Linné, who lived in the 18th century, created the system for the classification of plants and animals into different species and families that still is the basis for natural science research today. On the banknote there is also Linné’s motto: "OMNIA MIRARI ETIAM TRITISSIMA” (Find wonder in all things, even the most commonplace).
500 Swedish Crowns On this banknote there is a portrait of Karl XI. He was King of Sweden between the years 1672 and1697. He founded Sveriges Riksbank (The Bank of Sweden) in 1668. Sveriges Riksbank issues all banknotes and coins in Sweden.
1000 Swedish Crowns Gustav Vasa is the man on this banknote. He lived between 1456 and1560. Gustav Vasa founded the Swedish hereditary monarchy and united the loosely connected Sweden of the 16th century into a state with a central government. Following the Reformation he also turned the young Lutheran church into a Swedish state church in 1527.
Tales and Myths from Sweden
The Great Lake Monster The story of Storsjöodjuret (the Great Lake Monster) is at least 400 years old. The monster lives in lake Storsjön, Sweden´s fifth largest lake in the county of Jämtland, which is right in the middle of Sweden. This story is very old, the first observation of the monster was in 1635. Storsjöodjuret is about 3-14 meters long and it is serpent-like with a little dog-like head with ears or fins pressed against the neck.
The Giant’s Vist Vättern is second largest lake in Sweden, and in it there is a big island called Visingsö. The story tells that Jätten Vist (The Giant Vist) was on his way home from a party in Västergötland on the west side of the lake with his wife. The wife was pregnant and couldn’t step over the lake, so Vist took a big tussock of earth and grass and planted it in Vättern. This is the origin of the island Visingsö. Today you can see a big sculpture of the giant Vist with Visingsö in his hands in Huskvarna beside the E4 motorway.