Genuine or counterfeit?

Swedish banknotes are sometimes counterfeited, even if this is very unusual. Swedish banknotes have advanced security features, so that they are difficult to counterfeit and it is easy to check whether they are genuine. When you check a banknote, you should examine a combination of several security details. For more information on the security features on the banknotes, see: Security features – valid banknotes and Security features – new banknotes.

Counterfeit banknotes and coins

Payments may not be made using counterfeit banknotes and coins. To do so deliberately is a serious crime that is punishable by a prison sentence. It is also punishable to possess counterfeit banknotes or coins with the intention of distributing them.


If you detect a counterfeit banknote or coin, refuse to accept the banknote or coin. If you have already accepted a counterfeit banknote or coin, try to remember how you might have obtained it and report it to the police.

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