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 50 kronor note front design features the portrait engraved from a photograph by Bengt Adin (Swedish photographer) of Axel Evert Taube (1890 – 1976), was a Swedish author, artist, composer, and singer who is considered one of Sweden’s national poets, on a background with a music sheet and notes from Evert Taube’s ballad Så länge skutan kan gå (While still the boat sails along). The design is completed with a holographic sailboat, which includes the numerical denominations, the Three Crowns at the lower right corner, the national Emblem of Sweden, and a landscape background with a mini text with a fragment from Evert Taube’s ballad Sjösala vals (Sjösala waltz). The reverse of the note presents the honeysuckle or woodbine, which the provincial flower of Bohuslän, one of the many inspirational places of Evert Taubes, on a background with the Bohuslän coastline with a lighthouse which based on the Bissen lighthouse in Tanum Municipality, with a figure carved into the rock found in Vitlycke located in Tanumshede, (UNESCO World Heritage site), and an overlay sketch of the map of Sweden highlighting Bohuslän province. The lettering of the note is presented in the Swedish language. This note is part of the 2011 – 2014 series, and its color is yellow-orange and multicolor.
Text: 50, FEMTIO KRONOR, SVERIGES RIKSBANK, EVERT TAUBE, RÖNNERDAHL ÄR GAMMAL MEN HAN VALSAR ÄNDÅ. RÖNNERDAHL HAR SORGER OCH ONT OM SEKINER. SÄLLAN FÅR HAN RASTA – HAN FÅR SLITA FÖR TVÅ. HUR HAN KLARAR SKIVAN KAN INGEN FÖRSTÅ, FEMTIO KRONOR, 50.