Will Selma Lagerlöf be wiped off the face of 20 crown notes?

Lindgren Next to Join Banknote Elite?

Swedish wallets may be bulging in the future in spite of worldwide financial uncertainty.

The Bank of Sweden have proposed a new plan to achieve perfection in the eyes of mathematicians up and down the country.

They are in talks to introduce a new 200 crown bank note to add to the existing 100, 500 and 1000 notes. Plans would also see the 20 crown note turned into a coin.

However, it doesn’t take a mathematician to work out that removing the 20 crown note would lead to a serious case of gender discrimination.

The loss of Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, who currently keeps watch on the 20 crown note, would mean that Jenny Lind on the 50 crown note is left as the sole female in Swedish currency.

But there is no need to ring the union yet.

Discussions are being held over having Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish author famous for creating children’s classics like Pippi Longstocking, on the new 200 note.

Before any of these new forms and faces appear, the government must first rule on changes to the law that allow new money to be introduced.

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