The new coins will be lighter and smaller than the present coins. This will allow transport and purchasing costs to be cut and the environmental impact of manufacture and handling to be reduced.
The 2-krona coin will return as part of the new coin series. Today there is a gap between the 1-krona coin and the 5-krona coin. The 2-krona coin will reduce the need for the 1-krona coin, and the number of coins in people's wallets and in the retail trade is thus also expected to be reduced. The Riksbank has not issued any 2-krona coins since 1971.
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