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 200 kronor note front design features the portrait engraved from a photograph by Frederick-Edwin Bertin (French photographer) of Ernest Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007), was a Swedish film director who is considered one of the foremost directors in film history, on a background with an image of from the making of Ingmar Bergman’s film The Seventh Seal; the picture shows Ingmar Bergman in conversation with Bengt Ekerot (Sweden actor, 1920 – 1971) in the role of Death. The design is completed with a holographic clapperboard, which includes the numerical denominations, the Three Crowns at the lower right corner, the National Emblem of Sweden, and a background with circular lines and small drawings that allude to light flashes. The reverse of the note presents the ivy, which is the provincial flower of Gotland (the island of Fårö (Gotland) is the province where Ingmar Bergman lived for more than forty years), on a background with limestone stacks (Rauk) over the sea, located in Langhammar Nature Reserve, Fårö (Gotland). The design is completed with an overlay sketch of the map of Sweden highlighting the province of Gotland. The lettering of the note is presented in the Swedish language. This note is part of the 2014 series, and its color is green and multicolor.
Text: 200, TVÅ HUNDRA KRONOR, SVERIGES RIKSBANK, INGMAR BERGMAN, JAG VET NÄMLIGEN ATT VI MED FILMENS HJÄLP KAN TRÄNGA IN I HITTILLS OBESEDDA VÄRLDAR, VERKLIGHETER UTANFÖR VERKLIGHETEN, DEN TILLHÖR ER, VÄRLDENS DYRBARASTE STOL, VAR RÄDDA OM DEN. DEN ÄR MYCKET ÖMTÅLIG, DEN GÅR LÄTT SÖNDER, METALLEN SOM LEVAT I MILLIARDER ÅR, FEMTIONIOTUSEN METER UNDER JORDEN HAR TRÖTTNAT PÅ MÄNSKORNA, DEN KAN FALLA SÖNDER I STOFT OCH DAMM PRECIS SOM KEJSARINNAN OM NI INTE ÄR RÄDDA OM DEN. OSCAR I FANNY OCH ALEXANDER 1983, TVÅ HUNDRA KRONOR, 200.