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What is SEK?

SEK is Swedish currency - krona.

What is SEK? It's Swedish money - krona.

SEK is Swedish currency

Swedish krona is the currency of Sweden since 1873 and its ISO code is SEK. Traditionally Swedes sign their currency on price tags and elsewhere as :- or simply kr.

Since krona literally means crown in Swedish, it's sometimes referred to as the Swedish crown in English language.

One krona is subdivided into 100 öre. However, all öre coins were ditched back on 2010.

According to the Merrypenny Currency Converter the most popular conversion rate is Swedish krona to euro.

Currency fact sheet

Swedish currency fact sheet.
Name Swedish krona
ISO 4217 code SEK
Sign, symbol kr
Coin 1 kr, 5 kr, 10 kr
Banknote 20 kr, 50 kr, 100 kr, 500 kr, 1000 kr
Central bank Sveriges Riksbank

More about...

More about the Swedish money. The very first Swedish coin was struck in Sigtuna in year 995. It was made of silver. Vikings had silver in abundance. Their children minted and used silver currency throughout the mediaeval times. Until the supplies eventually run out. It was time to think out of the box. In 1661 Swedes issued the first paper made money. The paper banknotes were a great success. The novelty was easy to carry around, also easy and cheap to print. Stockholms Banco got overexcited and ended up in printing way too much money and the experiment ended in a failure. Three years later innovative Swedes came out with copper coins. As copper was a lot cheaper than silver or gold, their new copper coin worth 10 old silver daler came out to weight about 20 kilos. That makes in American terms 44 lb. Copper money had a real value though. One such copper coin was enough to buy a big cow.

Picture: Swedish copper coin. Once upon a time, one Swedish copper-plate coin was worth a whole cow.

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Swedish 10 krona banknote

10 SEK is worth about 4 apples, or 80 pence in Great Britain. This 10-kronor banknote was printed 1963 to 1990 and became invalid 1998.

Picture: Swedish 10 krona banknote, obverse. This is obverse or heads of Swedish 10 krona banknote. It portraits the King of Sweden Gustav VI Adolf. He was born in 1882 and ruled from 1950 until his death 1973. Oscar Fredrik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf was extremely popular and respected among the Swedish people due to his great personality.

Picture: Swedish 10 krona banknote, reverse. On reverse of Swedish 10 krona banknote we see typical to Sverige Northern Lights and snowflakes.

Swedish 50 krona banknote

This quite romantic 50-kronor banknote is invalid from 31 August 2016. Kolla pengarna.

Picture: Swedish 50 krona banknote, obverse. Obverse of Swedish 50 krona banknote. Jenny Lind was a world famous Swedish 19th century opera singer.

Picture: Swedish 50 krona banknote, reverse. This is reverse or tails of Swedish 50 krona banknote. This side depicts a traditional Swedish keyed fiddle and its tonal range.

Swedish 100 krona banknote

100-krona banknote with light "ETT HUNDRA KRONOR" was printed 1986 to 2000 and became invalid in 2005. This particular note was printed in 1986. The first digit of banknote number is the last digit of the printing year. The second and third digits show which decade the money was printed. Simple!

Picture: Swedish 50 krona banknote, obverse. Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist Carl von Linné (1707-1778) on the front of the 100 krona note. Linnaeus is the father of modern taxonomy, he formalised the modern system of naming organisms.

Picture: Swedish 100 krona banknote, reverse. Reverse of Swedish 100 krona banknote depicts a bee pollinating a flower. These notes do not glow under ultraviolet light. Nature protects the money.

Swedish bank

Sveriges Riksbank is Sweden's central bank and a public authority under the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament.

History. During the Middle Ages the concept of banking spread from Italy to northern Europe. The idea to found a bank in Sweden rose its head at the beginning of the 17th century. Chancellor of the realm Axel Oxenstierna was a forerunner of the initiative pitching the benefit of a bank for those who needed to deposit or borrow money at the 1642 Riksdag. So in 1661 the Swedes started print paper money and by 1668 were rich enough to establish a central bank - Sveriges Riksbank.

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