PMG's Featured Note of the Month: Sweden 100 Kronor

Posted on 5/17/2022

World Bee Day is May 20, and this note celebrates the importance of pollinators.

Sweden, Sviriges Riksbank 2006-14 100 Kronor (Pick# 65c) graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: Sweden

Catalog Number: Pick# 65c

Date: 2006-14

Denomination: 100 Kronor

Varieties: PMG has also graded examples of Pick# 65a and Pick# 65b, which have different signatures and years than Pick# 65c.

What makes it special? May 20 is World Bee Day, which calls attention to the importance of pollinators to the ecosystem. The back of this banknote shows a bee at work, while the front of the note shows Carl Linnaeus, and 18th century Swedish botanist.

Did you know? Linnaeus developed a formal system of "binomial nomenclature," the Latin words used to identify animals by genus and species. Linnaeus named the European honeybee "Apis mellifera," meaning honey-bearing bee. After he learned bees bear nectar instead of honey, he tried to change the name to "Apis mellifica," meaning honey-making bee.

Total graded by PMG: PMG has graded 38 examples of Pick# 65a (2001-02), 9 of Pick# 65b (2003) and 114 Pick# 65c (2006-14), as of May 2022.

PMG median grade: PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

PMG highest graded: One example of Pick# 65a is graded PMG 69 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ as of May 2022. A single Pick# 65b and 13 examples of Pick# 65c are graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

Sales highlights: A Pick# 65c graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ sold for $109 through Heritage Auctions in September 2016.

PMG Registry: This note is part of Sweden, 1903-Date, P24-Date, Issued Notes. There are PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ examples of Pick# 65c in sets called Bin's Sweden 1903-Date and Sweden.

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