Redeeming commemorative coins

If you have commemorative coins, it may be possible to redeem them at a bank, possibly for a fee. The Riksbank redeems commemorative coins issued by the Riksbank at their nominal value. No fee is charged by the Riksbank for redeeming commemorative coins. The Riksbank complies with the Swedish Act on Measures against Money Laundering and therefore needs to check where the coins have come from. You must therefore explain in your application, in as much detail as possible, exactly where you got the commemorative coins. Please also enclose any supporting documentation, such as receipts, account statements or similar that confirm your explanation. If you are acting as proxy for someone else, you need to send in a power-of-attorney document.

How to redeem commemorative coins

Please note that we do not have any office you can visit to redeem the commemorative coins, you need to send them by post as one of the alternatives below.

Fill in the form for Request for the redemption of commemorative coins (PDF), print it out and sign it. After that, you should send the form together with the commemorative coins to the Riksbank by post.

If you would like to have your money deposited in an account in a foreign bank, we ask you to use the offline form.

After you have completed the form, you should send the commemorative coins to the Riksbank, we can accept normal post as well as recommended and registered letters. Please remove the coins from their cases before you send them. Contact your local post office for information on the postal service's insurance terms. The address is:

Sveriges Riksbank
Inlösen/Redemption of commemorative coins
103 37 Stockholm
Sweden

Upon approval of the request it usually takes around two weeks before the money is credited to your account. At present, however, we have a high level of activity, which means it may take longer than normal to process applications. Upon approval of the request, The Riksbank will not send any information.

Please do not send municipal coins to the Riksbank, only commemorative coins issued by the Riksbank.

Do you have any questions?

Contact the Riksbank, telephone 08-787 09 06. Telephone hours are non-holiday weekdays, 08.00–12.00. You can also contact us by email at [email protected].

Read more about the Swedish Act on Measures against Money Laundering at the Swedish Banker's web site. 

Updated 06/03/2018