200 kronor: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s and Queen Silvia’s silver wedding anniversary

Series: Sweden: Silver coins

200 kronor King Carl XVI Gustaf’s and Queen Silvia’s silver wedding anniversary - 2001 - Series: Silver coins - Sweden

The artist is Philip Nathan, leading engraver of coins and medals from Surrey, England. This was the first time since the 1740s that a foreign artist had been responsible for designing a Swedish coin. AB Tumba Bruk Myntverket, Eskilstuna. The obverse carries a portrait of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in profile. To the right of the portrait is the text "KONUNG CARL XVI GUSTAF" (King Carl XVI Gustaf) and to the left the text "DROTTNING SILVIA" (Queen Silvia). Also to the right of the portrait are the artist's initials, PN. This is all contained within an outer ring comprised of small squares.

The reverse bears the greater national coat of arms and beneath it the sign of the Order of the Seraphim. the right, beneath the coat of arms, is the letter E (for Eskilstuna) showing where the coin was struck and to the left is the first letter in the surname of the Governor of the Riksbank, B (for Bäckström). Beneath is the text "SVERIGE 1976/19 JUNI/2001" (Sweden 1976/19 June/2001) and "200 KR" (SEK 200). This is all contained within an outer ring comprised of small squares. Ref: Lagerqvist, L.O: Kungligt silverbröllop (Royal silver wedding). Svensk Numismatisk Tidskrift (Swedish Numismatics Journal) 2001:5 pp. 124-125.