The krona is the official currency of Sweden. The name is derived from the Swedish word krona, which means crown. The official currency symbol: kr. The introduction of the krona started in 1876 when it replaced the riksdaler at par due to the Scandinavian Monetary Union, of which they are part of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Then in 1914, The Monetary Union was dissolved, and the three states members decided to keep the name on their respective currency. The krona is managed and administered by the Sveriges Riksbank, which is the central bank of Sweden. In 1874, the Riksbank introduced the first notes in denominations of 1 krona and 5, 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 kronor. The 10,000 kronor was introduced between 1939 to 1958. the notes and denominations initially introduced in 1874 were invalidated after 1998. The Riksbank introduced new banknotes series in 2015, in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 kronor.
The 1000 kronor note front design features the portrait engraved from a photograph by Yousuf Karsh (Canadian photographer, 1908 – 2002) of Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (1905 – 1961), was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations between 1953 – 1961 and Member of the Swedish Academy from 1954, on a background with the Emblem of the United Nations overlay the Headquarters of the United Nations located in New York City, in the United States of America. The design is completed with a holographic tree leaf, which includes the numerical denominations, the Three Crowns at the lower right corner, the National Emblem of Sweden, and background with circular lines and small drawings that allude to light flashes. The reverse of the note presents the mountain avens or white dryas, which is the provincial flower of Lappland (the province whose nature interested Dag Hammarskjöld), on a background of the Lapporten Mountains pass located within Sarek National Park and the Laponian Area (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The design is completed with an overlay sketch of the map of Sweden highlighting the province of Lappland. The lettering of the note is presented in the Swedish language. This note is part of the 2014 series, and its color is gray, brown, and multicolor.
Text: 1000, ETT TUSEN KRONOR, SVERIGES RIKSBANK, DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD, ALLA MÄNNISKOR ÄR FÖDDA FRIA OCH LIKA I VÄRDE OCH RÄTTIGHETER. DE HAR UTRUSTATS MED FÖRNUFT OCH SAMVETE OCH BÖR HANDLA GENTEMOT VARANDRA I EN ANDA AV GEMENSKAP. FNS ALLMÄNNA FÖRKLARING OM DE MÄNSKLIGA RÄTTIGHETERNA, ARTIKEL 1, MÄT ALDRIG BERGETS HÖJD FÖRRÄN DU NÅTT TOPPEN. DÅ SKA DU SE HUR LÅGT DET VAR. DAG HAMMARSKJÖLD, VÄGMÄRKEN, ETT TUSEN KRONOR, 1000.