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Sweden's republicans want to abolish king's image on coins


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Stockholm - Sweden's small but vocal Republican Association proposed Monday that King Carl XVI Gustaf should no longer feature on the Swedish 1-krona coin.

 

A more preferable choice on the coin, worth 0.14 dollars, was instead the late author Astrid Lindgren, who would have turned 100 this year, or Lindgren's well-liked fictional character Pippi Longstocking, said Gudrun Schyman, former leader of the Left Party and leader of the Feminist Initiative party.

 

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/europe/..._image_on_coins

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Stockholm - Sweden's small but vocal Republican Association proposed Monday that King Carl XVI Gustaf should no longer feature on the Swedish 1-krona coin.

Sure - once Sweden is a republic. Which is not likely to happen any time soon. Then again, Sweden could do what some other monarchies do: depict the head of state on the higher denominations but not on the smaller ones. Spain shows Cervantes, so why should Sweden not show Lindgren?

 

FWIW, when Astrid Lindgren died five years ago, a 50 kr brass commem was issued, with Pippi and Mr Nilsson on one side and Lindgren on the other:

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Note by the way that this commem, like the others with "non-royal" themes, does not depict the king. Such issues would be impossible in, say, Luxembourg ...

 

Christian

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