Stefan Nils MagnusIngves - Governor
Susanne Eberstein - Chairman
of the General Council of the Riksbank – since 24.10.2014
One Hundred Kronor
Few years ago, it was reported that Sweden was moving towards a cashless society as banknotes and coins only represent 3% of the country's economy then. Is this still the case? Well, this the third 100 Kronor printed since 2014. If the country was turning into a cashless society, then this is not showing it. This is the only prefix D sighted so far and I am not sure if other denominations are also reprinted.
The release of this note was first announced by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo of Gibraltar on 18.08.2015. This commemorative note, dated 21.08.2015, honoured the centenary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan aka Salvador (Saviour) (b.21.8.1915-1.7.1997). Salvador was known as the Father of Modern Modern Gibraltar and was the first and third Chief Minister of Gibraltar for 22 years. He was also accredited as being the most important architect of Gibraltar's more towards self-determination. This commemorative is printed on polymer material with a portrait of the Queen printed on one side and the image of Sir Joshua on the other. This note was released on 23.01.2017. Gibraltar is now the first in Europe and among few other nations to have issued currencies in Paper material, Hybrid and now Polymer. Other countries that have done this are Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea. However only Gibraltar and Papua New Guinea have issued them with same denominations ie £100 and 100 Kina respectively.
It is reported that 250,000 pieces printed. However, it was also reported that those notes printed with serial number above C250000 are replacement.
Albert Mena (signature on the note) is the current Financial Secretary and Commissioner of Currency of Gibraltar.