Commemorative coins

The Riksbank usually applies the following principles to issues of commemorative coins or special mintings of normal coins (so-called circulation coins).

Commemorative coins can be issued to mark events of particular significance to Sweden. The issuance of commemorative coins is restricted.

Circulation coins with special minting

Special minting of circulation coins means that one side of a common coin has a motif that is different to the normal one. Such coins are distributed in the same way as other circulation coins.

Circulation coins with special minting can be issued to honour the memory of historical persons, to mark events of major importance to Sweden's development or to celebrate important jubilees. The person or event being commemorated must be of broad national interest.

No more than one coin will be issued per year unless particular reason exists to justify the issue of several coins.

Redemption of commemorative coins

If you have commemorative coins that you no longer wish to keep, it may be possible to redeem them at a bank, possibly for a fee. The Riksbank can also redeem commemorative coins.

Purchasing commemorative coins

The Riksbank does not sell any commemorative coins. Coins can be purchased from coin dealers, for example.

Previously issued commemorative coins

Over the years, the Riksbank has issued many different commemorative coins. You can find information about these under Commemorative coins with the respective year.

Images of commemorative coins

Low- and high-resolution images of the coins can be located under Press photos/Commemorative coins 21st century.

The brochure "Mynt till ära och minne" (Coins in honour and remembrance)

In cooperation with the Royal Coin Cabinet, the Riksbank has produced a brochure "Mynt till ära och minne", presenting all commemorative coins issued up until till the end of 2004.

The Riksbank does not conduct any numismatic activities

The Riksbank does not conduct any numismatic activities. If you have any questions regarding the potential value to a collector, we suggest you contact a coin dealer or take a look at numismatic literature.

Updated 01/02/2018

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