50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes without foil strips will become invalid after 31 December 2013
At present, there are two valid versions of the 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes. After 31 December 2013, you will no longer be able to use the older versions of the 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes that do not have a foil strip. This was decided by the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament, on 7 November 2012, following a proposal by the Riksbank.
The decision that the banknotes will become invalid is part of the preparations for the replacement of the banknote and coin series, which will begin in 2015.
Schedule for the introduction of Sweden’s new banknotes and coins
- 31 December 2013 is the last date you can make payments using 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes that do not have foil strips
- October 2015 is when the new 20-krona, 50-krona, 200-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes will be issued
- 30 June 2016 is the last date you can use the current 20-krona notes and the 50-krona and 1,000-krona banknotes that have foil strips
- October 2016 the new 100-krona and 500-krona banknotes will be issued, along with the 1-krona, 2-krona and 5-krona coins
- 30 June 2017 is the last date you can pay using the current 100-krona and 500-krona banknotes with foil strips and the current 1-krona, 2-krona and 5-krona coins